Monthly Archives: November 2011

Call for Applications: Google Africa Intern Programme

Google Africa Intern Program – Lagos

This location is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

The area: Direct Sales Organization

Technology can transform the way companies interact with their customers, and the Direct Sales Organization helps the world’s biggest companies to do just that. Whether we’re working with corporations directly or partnering with advertising agencies, we create innovative advertising campaigns across a variety of our products. Our Sales teams of account managers, executives, strategists, coordinators and specialists are specialized in different industries and regions to ensure that our ads reach the right users and give our clients the most bang for their buck.

The role: Google Africa Intern Program

As a Google Program Intern, you will support our team’s deployment of new and exciting Google products targeted at the region’s user and small businesses. Armed with deep knowledge of Google products and user needs, you will conduct market research and undertake various projects aimed at improving our current and future product offerings. Such projects might include user surveys, product testing, outreach to publishers and businesses, or marketing support. You may work with various teams across our product range and should expect a high amount of responsibility, on par with a regular team member. You come to us with a sharp, analytical mind and an entrepreneurial spirit, and you’re eager to join an exuberant, fast-paced team environment.

Internship will start on January 16, 2012 and will run approximately 14 weeks.

Please apply with a full CV in English and university transcripts or a full grade summary.

Responsibilities:

  • Take full responsibility for projects as assigned and develop smart, integrated, research-based marketing proposals for internal use.
  • Research and develop deep knowledge of key markets, and the respective competitive landscape, client products and key business issues.
  • Utilise measurement tools to add relevant data to presentations and proposals.
  • Contribute to the development of internal and external products.
  • Troubleshoot user and small business issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree or equivalent in progress.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and ability in common business applications (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation) and internet savvy.
  • Previous sales support or market research experience or internships.
  • Superior analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong project management, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English.

Other EMEA internships…

Are you looking for an adventure? Google now offers internship opportunities throughout the year. If you are studying Psychology or Art History, don’t let that arts degree keep you from applying to Google. We have internship work in many non-technical fields – including Finance, Marketing, and Sales.

Available opportunities

For details- http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/students/sga/undergrad/internships/emea/

Best of Luck guys!

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Call for Volunteers:UNAIDS CrowdOutAIDS Project!

CrowdOutAIDS works with young people from all continents!

CrowdOutAIDS.org is looking for a network of volunteers to host offline CrowdOutAIDS Open Forum, because not all young people have access to the internet, particularly in areas where new HIV infections among young people are high. These meet-ups are crucial to ensure that the new UNAIDS strategy on HIV and young people truly represents the diverse perspectives of young people in the AIDS response. If you agree to host an Open Forum you will receive a discussion and “how to” guide, as well as a letter of recognition from UNAIDS for dedicating your time and effort to CrowdOutAIDS.

Click here for more info: http://www.crowdoutaids.org/open-forums-signup/

 About CrowdOutAIDS

 CrowdOutAIDS is the first time the UN collaboratively develops an actionable strategy on HIV and young people using online technologies, and youth organized meet-ups around the world. The aim is to rebuild the UNAIDS Secretariat’s work with young people from the ground up. Notall young people have access to the internet, particularly in some countries and communities where new HIV infections are high. To ensure that the strategy captures the diverse needs and challenges faced by young people in the AIDS response today, volunteers will host CrowdOutAIDS Open Forums around the world.

 We would very much like to encourage you to host an offline open forum. It’s not difficult, and will be of great value for the strategy. This is how you can do it:

 How to host a CrowdOutAIDS Open Forum?

 * Pick a date and venue for your Open Forum Register your Open Forum here on CrowdOutAIDS.org

* If you’ve registered, your Open Forum will show on an interactive map that will be launched next week

* You will receive a detailed “how to” guide via email or mail, if specifically requested.

* Share the idea of the Open Forums with friends, colleagues and other young people, and invite them to join.

When should I hold the Open Forum?

* Please plan your Open Forum so you can report back to NGL@unaids.org no later than December 14, to make sure the output of your Open Forum is incorporated into the strategy.

What happens with the report from my Open Forum?

 * Your report from the CrowdOutAIDS Open Forum will be posted online and feed into the strategy development, just like the CrowdOutAIDS online Open Forums.

 * Based on the output from Online and Offline Open Forums, an elected online drafting committee of young people will draft the strategy via a wiki-like platform. Find out more here.

* You will receive a letter of recognition from UNAIDS for dedicating your time and effort to CrowdOutAIDS.

 It would be great if you could volunteer to host a CrowdOutAIDS offline Open Forum—this is a unique process for in the United Nations; let’s set the gold standard together in the UN’s work to include young people in policy development! We hope to have you on board and look forward to sharing more information with you shortly!

Community Connects for Youth Leadership Project: Apply!

 

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) is a non-profit leadership and capacity development Foundation committed to building generations of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and for making a difference in the world.

TBLF, in partnership with Search & Groom Youth Development Centre and ThistlePraxis Consulting, is pleased to announce its Community Connect Football for Youth Leadership Programme. By leveraging on the wide acceptance of sports as a means of social campaign, harmony and community regeneration, the programme will use the game of FOOTBALL to teach Leadership and Fair Play skills for personal and community development.

Objectives:

To serve as a means of reaching young people and tackling social exclusion

– Encourage female participation in leadership through sports

– Support and increase level of economic literacy amongst youths within the state

 – For unemployed youths (men and women) to be identified and supported as an integral part of the community and change misperception.

– To offer a grooming platform for young people with career aspirations in football

Who can Participate?

* Young Person (male of female) aged 16-13

* Passionate about sports, especially football

*Ready to participate in a football tournament

*Can commit to a 3 week training exercise

How to Participate?

Register at designated venues:

– MONTY SUITES, Behind Zone 6 Headquaters, Calabar

– Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project (PPFN COMPLEX), 89 Uwanse Street, Calabar

-Softnet Techonlogies, Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar

– Livinco Electricals LTD, Murtala Mohammed Highway, Calabar

– FotoStudio, First Floor, 10 M. Mohammed Highway Way, Calabar

– Cross River State Football Association office, UJ Esuene Stadium,Calabar

-Kenny’s fried Kitchen, Ekpo Abasi Street, Calabar

– American Corner, Women Development Centre, Parliamentary Road, Calabar

– Lizzy’s Beauty Touch, 12 Mount Zion Road Caabar.

Outstanding participants will be selected to participate at the 2012 Homeless World Cup Finals in Mexico!

REGISTRATION/PARTICIPATION IS FREE!!!

For partnership and sponsorship enquiries please contact: Emilia on 08136611906 or e-mail: info@thebridgeleadership.org

For more information on registration and participation contact Ade on 08028299568 or Esther on 08055089694

 

 

 

Call for Entries:Women 2.0 Startup Competition!

 

The 5th Annual PITCH: Women 2.0 Startup Competition is open to early-stage ventures around the world, from high growth business ventures in mobile to web, from double bottom line businesses to connected devices.

Applying companies must have a female in the founding team, be in beta stage, and have received less than a million in funding.

Deadline to apply is November 30, 2011.

Check out previous PITCH events: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.

How to Enter the Women 2.0 Startup Competition:

1.)  Fill out the one-page application online.
You can start and continue updating your online application here anytime up to the closing date of November 30, 2011. Applying teams must have at least one female on the founding team.
2.)  Mail in your napkin business plan.
Scribble and doodle your business idea on a paper napkin, and send it in.
3.)  Film a quick 2-min video pitch.
This isn’t a business pitch to the investor, but a marketing pitch to your consumer.
4.)  Submit everything by the closing date of November 30, 2011.
Last day to edit your application online and upload your 2-minute video is November 30, 2011.
5.)  Hang tight!
The judging panel will review submissions and and we’ll notify the finalists.
6.)  Finalists present at PITCH!
PITCH will be on February 2, 2012 in San Francisco.

Requirements for entry:

  1. The founding team must have at least one female.
  2. The founding team must have a technologist* on the founding team. A technologist is an engineer, scientist, mathematician, biologist, etc.
  3. Your venture must be in beta. This means you should have a prototype (alpha or beta version) or the product is already in the market.
  4. Raised less than a million in funding
  5. PITCH is focused on companies with high-growth potential.

We are currently accepting applications in the following areas:

  • Social (mobile and web)
  • Double bottom line
  • Connected devices

Got questions about PITCH? Email askpitch@women2.org.

Finalists pitch live in at the 5th Annual PITCH Night on February 2, 2012 in San Francisco. Previous years’ prizes included meetings with Michael Moritz (Sequoia Capital), Tim Draper (Draper Fisher Jurvetson) and Esther Dyson (EDventure Holdings).

Apply to PITCH: Women 2.0 Startup Competition

How to apply to the Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition — there are 3 parts:

  1. Fill out the one-page application for PITCH on Gust. Once you start an application, you may edit your application anytime prior to the closing date of November 30, 2011. Application fee is $100 per startup. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Bing, the first 100 applicants to PITCH in San Francisco will have their application fees waived. 
  2. Mail in your business model scribbled on a paper napkin— Capture your creativity on the paper napkin with your doodles and drawings. Submit your business idea on a paper napkin no larger than 7×7 inches. Your name and contact info must be on the napkin so we can match it with your online application.Napkins must be received at “Women 2.0 c/o PITCH Director, 625 2nd Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107″ no later than November 30, 2011. Napkins will be exhibited to the public at PITCH Night. By default, your napkin will be exhibited. If you do not wish to participate in the exhibition, state clearly on a note and attach it on the napkin.
  3. Film a 2-minute video pitch — Think of this as a traditional television commercial, and the audience/viewers are your “perfect” customers. How will you pitch your product to them? The video should be uploaded along with your business plan through Gust. Uploading video takes time and bandwidth, we suggest you do not wait until the deadline to submit your video pitch. Gust will allow you to upload a video of up to 5 minutes long, but we strongly suggest you keep your video to 2 minutes — you should be able to distill your message into a 2-minute video for uploading.

Finalists will be invited to present at Women 2.0 PITCH in San Francisco on February 2, 2012. If you are selected as a finalist, the entire team must present at PITCH.

This competition is in line with Steve Blank’s position that startups model while companies plan — hence, Women 2.0 is holding a business model competition rather than a business plan competition. Judging is based on not just the initial business model but what the team learned by pivoting, for example, avoiding the “beauty contest” of business plans where judges resort to choosing the best “paper exercise” plan (rather than the best business or the team that has made the most progress in figuring out product-market fit). Teams, whether they win or lose, finish the competition significantly more prepared to launch their business in the real world.

Read more: http://steveblank.com/2010/05/17/no-one-wins-in-business-plan-competitions/

Call for Applications: Youth Travel Grants to COP17!

The Youth Constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (YOUNGO) received funding from the Norwegian government to enable the participation of fifteen (15) youth from Global South at the 17th Conference Of Parties at the UNFCCC (COP17) in Durban from 28 November to 9 December 2011, including the 7th Conference Of Youth (COY7) that will held from 25-27 November 2011 in Durban as well. YOUNGO now has the pleasure to announce the call for applications and invite all young people in the Global South involved with climate change activities, projects, campaigns and who are active members of organizations to consider this call. If you are interested to apply, please read carefully the information below before applying:

1. Who can apply?
Young people eligible to apply for this grant support must fulfil the following criteria:

– Be a citizen of a Global South country and hold its nationality when applying
– Be above 18 years old at the 31st December 2011
– Be an active member of an environmental and/or climate focused organization or group
– Be available to travel to Durban on the 24 November and leave on the 10 December
– Demonstrate strong understanding of the role youth plays to achieve a safer climate
– Demonstrate strong understanding of the UNFCCC process or passion to learn about
– Provide a support letter from the organization or from any other relevant referee
– Have a valid personal passport (due to time priority will be given to passport holders)
– Not be a relative or employee of Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement (JVE)
– Not be a relative of a former or current YOUNGO Focal Point
– Commit to actively participate in all activities the Youth Constituency will be organizing in Durban and related to the COY7, the COP17 as well as the final wrap-up
– Commit to respect the Code of Conduct of YOUNGO as well as the Guidelines for the participation of representatives of NGOs at the UNFCCC meetings (http://unfccc.int/files/parties_and_observers/ngo/application/pdf/coc_guide.pdf)
– Commit to write a a 4-5 pages report of participation at COY7 and COP17 and submit it to YOUNGO within one week after the end of the conference in Durban.

 

2. What the funding grant cover?

The funding will enable the participation of all selected 15 youth and will cover:

– A round-trip air-ticket from the home country to Durban, South Africa, in economy class
– Accommodation in Durban from 25 November until 10 December 2011, covering the 7th Conference of Youth (25-27 November), the two weeks of COP17 negotiations (28 November-9 December) and one day of wrap-up organized by YOUNGO (10 December)
– Daily subsistence allowance covering food and local transportation in Durban
– Airport pick-up in Durban by facilitators of the Youth Constituency (YOUNGO)
– Visa and travel insurance fees (it might be possible that the visa is granted for free)

Please note that the grant does not cover other costs like passport, vaccinations, visa application documentation, clothes, transportation from your house to the airport of departure, and extra bills at your accommodation location like phone communication, min-bar or laundry services. We strongly advise you to take this into consideration.

3. How to apply?

Any youth from Global South fulfilling the above mentioned criteria is welcome to apply for this grant support. You will have to fill in an application form and commitment form, see below at the end of this call, and also attach a supporting letter from your organization/group or any relevant referee as well as a copy of your valid passport. Please make sure to answer all the questions and do not forget to include all necessary contacts as we might need to contact you if you are selected in a very short time. We also encourage you to meet the application deadline as late application will not be considered. You will received an email once your complete application is submitted.

4. How is the selection process conducted?

A Selection Committee set by YOUNGO will be in charge of selection the youth participants based on the applicants written application. This process will be transparent and fairly conducted. The Committee’s final decision will not be subject to claim. The Selection Committee is not interfering in the administration of the grants as this will be done by Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement (JVE), a Togolese youth-led organisation that has been selected by YOUNGO to administrate the funds in accordance with the UNFCCC Secretariat’s rules. JVE also is not responsible for the selection process.

5. Deadline and announcement of the selection results

The deadline for application is 9 November 2011 at midnight GMT. Please send the application form, commitment form, supportive letter and electronic copy of your passport to: info@youthclimate.org. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Selected participants will be notified via email and at the phone number they will provide in their applications by 11 November 2011 by the Selection Committee. We therefore advise you to check your email during that period as visa and travel arrangements will start as soon as the selection is finalized.

For any further information or any questions, please contact the Facilitating Committee of this grant at: info@youthclimate.org