Monthly Archives: July 2012

Call for Applications:Overseas Fellowship Positions with Atlas Corps

Paid, Overseas Fellowship Positions with Atlas Corps
Priority Deadline: August 15 

Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for September 2012 Fellowships in the U.S. and Latin America. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations such as Acumen, Ashoka, the Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the UN Foundation, Oxfam, and the World Wildlife Fund. In addition to serving at an organization related to their experience, Fellows will develop their leadership skills and nonprofit best practices while networking with other Fellows from around the world. This prestigious 12-18-month fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and housing), health insurance, and enrollment in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series training program. Applications are accepted year round, but to be considered for the January Class, we encourage applications by August 15. For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit

About Atlas Corps:

Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps), started in 2006, is an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st century challenges. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and featured in the Washington Post as a model social entrepreneurship program, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12 to 18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers.

Our Mission: To address critical social issues, Atlas Corps develops leaders, strengthens organizations and promotes innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled professionals.

Our Method: Atlas Corps facilitates overseas fellowships for the best of the world’s rising leaders. They volunteer at outstanding organizations addressing social issues and are enrolled in an ongoing training program. After 12 or 18 months, they return to their countries to work for at least one year (and usually their entire career) back in the nonprofit sector, sharing new skills, best practices, valuable experiences and a global network of changemakers.

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Call for Applications:Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative’s YEA Academy

CYFI is pleased to announce that YECA, the youth entrepreneurship training academy designed by CYFI’s Vocational Training team, is now in the final days of accepting applications.  Motivated youth in the Ibadan area are encouraged to apply!  The YECA program will be run and coordinated by CYFI’s Vocational Training fellows, and feature practical training and hands-on interaction in the areas of film making, photography, ICT, and shoemaking. Participants will learn useful skills, and have a chance to complete an apprenticeship and showcase their wares.
Please click HERE for the YECA application form. Email with any questions.
About Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative:
The Carrington Youth Fellowship InitiativeCYFI, is a dynamic youth-based initiative launched in 2011 by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos. CYFI brings together Nigerian youth of exceptional vision, skills and experience to design and implement projects that have a positive impact on Nigerian society. Former Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, was a champion of civil liberties, democracy and closer ties between the U.S. and Nigeria. CYFI fellows are committed to putting the ideals of Walter Carrington into practice. The theme of the 2012 CYFIyear is “Youth Engagement.”

Vacancy Alert: Bristow Advert for Cadet Engineer



Call for applications for for Young and Promising Post NYSC Graduates who are interested in the Bristow Helicopters Cadet Engineers Training Scheme for year 2012

  1. Job Number: WAS00203 – Cadet Engineer

To submit your application, please visit the Bristow Career Portal (TALEO):

Application closes August 15, 2012.

About the Bristow Group:

Bristow Group Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of helicopter services to the global offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated. The Company is one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations.

Bristow began providing helicopter services to the Gulf of Mexico through Air Logistics, which focused on servicing offshore projects in the oil and gas industry. Air Logistics expanded to become one of the largest helicopter transportation providers in North America, and opened an Alaskan division to facilitate oil and gas projects in that area.

Bristow’s investment in Bristow Helicopters Ltd. in the U.K. helped globalize the company’s helicopter transportation services, expanding Bristow’s coverage throughout the North Sea, Europe and other international markets. The company also participates in several military helicopter training contracts, both in the U.K. and throughout the world, through its ownership in FBH Ltd.

Bristow currently has major helicopter transportation operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Trinidad.

Our Business Units are in Australia, Centralized Operations, Europe, North America, Other International and West Africa.

Bristow Group maintains service agreements and equity interests in helicopter operators in Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Norway, Russia (Sakhalin) Turkmenistan and the United Kingdom.

NOTE: All applications MUST be submitted through TALEO otherwise they will NOT receive any action / attention from the HR Department.

Advert can be found here: Bristow Cadet Engineer Advert – 2012



Call for Applications: American Association of University Women Fellowship


For more than a century, AAUW has helped more than 10,000 women from more than 132 countries break through barriers and pursue their dreams of obtaining graduate degrees or making an impact in their communities.

Fellowship and grant recipients undergo a highly competitive selection process. Academic excellence, commitment to improving the human condition, and the promise of continued impact are cornerstones of the rigorous criteria. Respected scholars, researchers, teachers, and practitioners review the fellowship and grant applications. These reviewers are either experts in specialized fields of study or community leaders who recognize the power of collaboration at the local level.


International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported.


Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low . The fellowship covers the full time study research.


Questions about applications must be directed to the Iowa City office. Please do not contact the AAUW office in Washington, D.C., or local branches for application information. Please call  319/337-1716 ext. 60, e-mail, or write to the customer service center at

AAUW Fellowships and Grants
C/O ACT, Inc.
101 ACT Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52243-9000

Order copies of the AAUW fellowships brochure that includes general descriptions for each fellowship program.

Deadline: 01 August 2012
Open to: women who are not United states citizens or permanent residence
Fellowship: full fellowship


Call for Applications: United Nations Young Professsionals Programme

Young Professionals Programme

The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations. This programme builds upon the national competitive recruitment examination (NCRE) which was held for the last time in 2010.

Are you eligible to participate in the young professionals programme examination?

  • Do you hold at least a first-level university degree?
  • Are you 32 or younger by the end of this year?
  • Do you speak either English and/or French fluently?
  • Are you a national of a participating country?

The examination is held worldwide and is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise – the list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year.

This examination is also held for staff members of the United Nations Secretariat who work within the General Service and other related categories and aspire to a career within the Professional and higher categories. For more information about staff members participating in the young professionals programme, click here.

The examination tests your substantive knowledge, analytical thinking, drafting abilities, as well as your awareness of international affairs.

Initially you will be appointed for two years and then be reviewed for a continuing appointment. The Organization promotes mobility within and across duty stations and job families. As a new recruit you are expected to work in at least two different functions and duty stations within your first five years of service. You will be offered orientation and mobility training as well as career support. This will help you adapt and accelerate the learning period leading to productive work and job satisfaction as an international civil servant.

2012 participating countries

Afghanistan Algeria Andorra Angola
Antigua and Barbuda Australia Austria Azerbaijan
Belarus Belgium Bhutan Brazil
Brunei Darussalam Central African Republic Chad Colombia
Comoros Cyprus Estonia France
Georgia Germany Greece Guinea-Bissau
Honduras Hungary India Indonesia
Iraq Israel Italy Jamaica
Japan Kiribati Latvia Lesotho
Liberia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg
Malaysia Mexico Moldova Monaco
Montenegro Mozambique Namibia Netherlands
New Zealand Norway Oman Pakistan
Papua New Guinea Paraguay Poland Portugal
Republic of Korea Romania Saint Lucia Samoa
San Marino Saudi Arabia Slovakia Slovenia
Solomon Islands Spain St Vincent and the Grenadines Sweden
Switzerland Syria Tajikistan The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Togo Tonga Turkey Tuvalu
United Kingdom United States Vanuatu
For more information: UN Careers Website

Call for Applications: NNPC/MPN Joint Venture Apprenticeship Program













Operator of NNPC/MPN Joint Venture

Only online applications will be processed.

 The advert closes 2 weeks from the date of this publication and

applicants are hereby advised to submit only one application, as multiple applications may result in disqualification.

An email notification will be sent to short listed applicants in

July 2012, inviting them for aptitude tests.

In addition, the list of short listed applicants will be published

in regional and national newspapers.

Please note that any application placed outside the Mobil Producing

Nigeria Job and Careers website is placed at the

applicant’s sole risk.

The NNPC/MPN Joint Venture invites applications from suitably

qualified persons into our Apprenticeship Program beginning

January 2013. The Program is designed for young Nigerians with

an interest in pursuing an Operations and/or Maintenance

Technician career in the oil and gas or related industry.

1. Only applicants with Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in

one of the following disciplines are eligible to apply:

(a) Mechanical Engineering Technology

(b) Electrical Engineering Technology

(c) Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology

(d) Petroleum Engineering Technology

(e) Chemical Engineering Technology

Applicants with higher qualifications should not apply.

2. Applicants must have graduated from the Ordinary National

Diploma (OND) program between January 1, 2010 and

December 31, 2012, and possess a minimum of Lower


If you consider yourself an exceptional fit for this program, please

visit our website at; to submit your

application and upload your curriculum vitae (CV).

Deadline:July 16th 2012

APPLY:Associate Director Vacancy at Tony Elumelu Foundation


The Foundation now seeks the services of a suitably qualified candidate to fill the newly created position of Associate Director, to further its objectives.

The Associate Director will function as the Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation.

He/She will provide efficient and effective back up to the CEO. The position is based in Lagos, Nigeria with extensive domestic and international travel and will report directly to the CEO.
Compensation and benefits for the role are highly attractive and competitive within the international development sector.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to, stating “Associate Director” in the subject field.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for this application is July 27, 2012.

About The Foundation

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) was founded in 2010 with a mission to drive Africa’s economic development by enhancing the competitiveness of the African private sector. As a premier pan-African-focused not-for-profit institution, TEF is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship across the continent.

The Foundation strives to deploy its resources to generate solutions to challenges that inhibit the African private sector. Through its commitment to catalytic philanthropy, TEF seeks to achieve its mission by building the capacity of fast-growing African businesses, supporting and driving policies that promote competitiveness, deploying financial capital through impact investments, and educating public and private sector actors through rigorous research.

TEF is guided by global standards, strong governance, and a commitment to accountability.

Job Description: Click Here

The Bridge Leadership Foundation presents its 2nd Career/Founder’s Day in Calabar

 The Bridge Leadership Foundation Announces 2nd Edition of her Career Day Event


The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF)  is pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of its Career & Founder’s Day scheduled to hold Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at the Cultural Centre, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

The theme for this year is ‘Talent, Leadership &  Entrepreneurship.

The Career Day seeks to inspire and empower young people in choosing the right career paths and making informed decisions. The aim of the event is to provide a platform for young Nigerians and graduates who are; seeking to enter the job market, at the start of their career or aspiring to be entrepreneurs, to learn from accomplished entrepreneurs and professionals (home and abroad) that have made major achievements in different sectors in the society.

Adopting the TED-talks format the event will be a charged exchange of ideas and knowledge that will focus on leadership in Career and business, the essence of innovation and sustainability. This year’s Career Day event is a unique; as it aims at bringing to young people firsthand experience of interaction with Africa’s Greatest Young Minds; who were able to transform their talents and skills to successful ideas and businesses.

The welcome address is to be delivered by The Ag. Director of TBLF/Lead Consultant,  of  ThistlePraxis Consulting, Mrs. Ini Onuk.  She will be joined by young Africans who have made tremendous achievements in the fields Information Communication Technology (ICTs), Media, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security as well as Gender advocacy.

The line up of speakers include:

Idris Bello – Program Director at Wennovation Hub,Nigeria and President Oxford University African Society, United Kingdom

Grace Nanyonga – Founder, Grana Fish Supplies Ltd, Uganda

Tobias & Titus Igwe – Founders, Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen, Nigeria

Esther Agbarakwe– Environmental Sustainability Advocate, Population Action International, USA

Nnaemeka Ikegwonu – Executive Director,The Smallholders Foundation, Nigeria

Steve Harris – CEO, EdgeEcution, Nigeria

Emmanuel  Etim – Directorate of Science and Human Resources, Science and Technology, Africa Union Commission, Ethiopia

We are excited about all the young people we are bringing for the Career Day event, we are gathering some of the best and brightest young minds in Africa to share their personal and professional experiences with their peers. We are adopting a peer –to- peer approach because we know when young people communicate with each other, they listen more, assimilate more and become more ignited to challenge the status quo. Hence, we intend to assist young people connect the dots between Talent, Leadership and Entrepreneurship through this year’s event” Says  Esther Eshiet – Programmes Officer at TBLF

The last edition of the event with the theme: ‘Leading the Change”  held in July 2011 featured Fela Durotoye, C.E.O, Visible Impact, Kunle Soriyan, President,  T.O.S Company,  Peter Bamkole,  Director, Enterprise Development Centre- Pan African University, Thelma Ekiyor, ED, TY Danjuma Foundation  and Cobhams Asuquo, Award winning Producer/Musician .

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) a non-profit leadership and capacity development Foundation committed to building a generation of transformational leaders. TBLF is partnering with Northwest Petroleum and Gas Limited, Diamond Bank and UNICEM to host the 2012 Career Day.

Participation in the Career day is strictly by registration; registration outlets are as follows:

  1. FotoStudio Building, M.M. Highway
  2. Lush Signatures, 13 Adak Uko Street, Off  Mbukpa Road
  3. KuteCraft, Ndidem Usang Iso Road Off Favourite Supermarket
  4. MACBITE, Calabar Road
  5. Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, 89 Uwanse Street
  6. Alaba Communications, UNICAL
  7. Kenny’s Fried Chicken, Ekpo Abasi, Street
  8. Softnet Technologies, Mary Slessor Avenue
  9. American Corner, Women Development Centre
  10. 10. Cultural Centre Complex,Calabar

For more information; please contact Esther on 08105738992 or Antigha on 08185582531. Email:,  or visit:


Apply:2012 NNPC/ESSO International Postgraduate Scholarship Awards



In continuation of its efforts to provide opportunities for developing careers in the petroleum industry, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) is offering International Scholarships to outstanding Nigerian graduates wishing to pursue International post-graduate studies in the underlisted disciplines:

  1. Geosciences
  2. Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical,Electrical, Electronics, Civil/Structural, Marine and Sub Sea)

1. Must be a graduate from a Nigerian University
2. Must possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of second
class upper division in any of the listed Engineering and
Geosciences disciplines.
3. Must have provisional admission to undertake full-time postgraduate study at a reputable foreign University (Msc or MEng) in the 2012/2013 academic session.
The EEPNL scholarship award applies to tuition, books,accommodation and living expenses for the duration of the selected course of study.
Method of Application:If you are qualified and interested,place your application at our website at; candidates will be contacted with details of the qualifying test via SMS  text and email.

Please note that Applications not received by Thursday, July 5, 2012, will not be accepted. Shortlisted Employees of ExxonMobil subsidiary companies in Nigeria and their dependents are not eligible for this scholarship.

Fraud Alert Notice: Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited and ExxonMobil Upstream Affiliates in Nigeria ( Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited) do not use placement agencies that charge scholarship applicants an advance fee of any kind (e.g. application fees, placement fees, test fees, etc).