Monthly Archives: August 2012

Call for Applications:Nigeria’s Graduate Internship Scheme

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Public Works, Youth and Women Employment Component of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program (SURE-P) established the GIS, which aims to provide the unemployed graduates youths with job apprenticeship opportunities that will expose them to skills and experiences relevant to the current labour market and enhance their employability.

GIS seeks to create opportunity for 50,000 eligible graduate youths to be placed as interns in reputable public/private sector firms to enhance building the manpower requirement to drive the Nation’s Transformation Agenda and Vision 20:2020.


To register as a graduate for this scheme you MUST:

  • Be a citizen of Nigeria (must provide a valid ID)
  • Be between ages 18 – 40 years (must provide birth certificate)
  • Have completed the mandatory NYSC or exempted.
  • Be holder of a degree equivalent (e.g. BSc, BEng, BA, HND etc.) certificate or higher qualification.
  • Have a recent passport type photo ready to be uploaded during online registration. Please note size of image must not exceed 99kb.
  • Complete the online registration form.
  • Make available ALL original documents for sighting at point of selection

Applying for Work

When applying for positions as a Graduate you must:

  • Be available to work at the chosen business and location.
  • Be willing to undertake a full 12 month placement; and
  • Be prepared to comply with the employers’ safety and employment practices.

Payment of Interns

  • Payment of Intern will be undertaken directly by the PW/WYE PIU to the Graduate Intern.
  • Neither the Graduate nor the Employer are required to pay any fee for using the Graduate Intern Scheme service, and no fees, charges or commissions are to be paid to any party in relation to this scheme by the Graduate or the Employer.

To register/apply, click here

for more information, please click here

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Vacancy Alert: Nigeria LNG calls for job applications

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NIGERIA LNG  is a fast growing international company operating in nigeria, engaged in the export of lng and ngls. to support this growth, we are seeking to employ young, dynamic and innovative nigerian graduates looking for a fulfilling career and the opportunity to develop their potential in an exciting, world class environment.
candidates must possess a university degree obtained at a minimum of second class (upper division) in any of the following disciplines:
Engineering (any discipline)
Physical sciences
Social sciences
in addition, candidates must have obtained their nysc discharge certificate or are currently undergoing the mandatory service year and must not be over 28 years old by 31st december 2006.
Method of Applying
interested applicants should apply to the manager, manpower planning and resourcing, hrr, through any of the following addresses
P.M.B. 12774,



Applicants should forward their hand-written applications, photocopies of their credentials and detailed curriculum vitae (c.v.), with full details of contact address (not indicating a well-known street or bus stop and possibly telephone numbers. the reference number of the position applied for should be clearly indicated at the top left hand corner of the envelope, which should reach the addressee within six weeks of the date of the publication of this advertisement. only short-listed applications will be acknowledged.
The curriculum vitae should be formatted in the order listed below:

Only candidates with a minimum of second class (upper division) need apply

Massive Graduate Trainee Recruitment at KPMG

Massive Graduate Trainee Recruitment at KPMG

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We have 145,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 153 countries worldwide. Ours is a team of outstanding professionals working and cutting through complexites in the areas of Audits, Tax and Advisory  services.

Ours is a team of outstanding professionals, working and cutting through complexities in the areas of Audit, Tax and Advisory Services.

We are looking to hire young vibrant and forward looking Graduate Trainees who are ready to learn,perform and demonstrate competence in a short period of time in the following areas:

  • Internal Audit, Governance Risk and Compliance – IAR 001
  • IT Advisory – ITA 002
  • Tax Compliance and Advisory – TAX 003
  • Financial Advisory (Transaction and Restructuring) – T&R 004
  • Audit and Assurance – AUD 005
  • Management Consulting – MC 006
  • Financial Risk Management – FRM 007
  • Forensic Services – FOR 008
Interested candidates must:
  • Show adaptability, willingness to learn new skills and commitment to exceptional delivery
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Be innovative and creative
  • Be emotionally intelligent
  • Be under 26 years old
  • Must have a minimum of second class (upper division) degree at undergraduate level.
  • Have started, about to complete or completed National Youth Service Scheme
Method of Application
Email CV to; with “Graduate Trainee Recruitment” and the “Reference code” clearly stated as the subject of your mail not later than Tuesday 28th August, 2012

Call for Nominations-Youth Advocacy Group on Education

Are you a young person working to increase access to education, improving the quality of education and fostering global citizenship? The United Nations wants to hear from you and counts on your support!

Your organization or network can nominate you to be a part of the Youth Advocacy Group for Education First, the UN Secretary-General’s Global Initiative on Education, by sending your CV/résumé and a short written statement to [] by 26 August 2012.

This call for nominations is made on behalf of the Sub-Working Group on Youth for Education First, which includes the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, the International Network for Education in Emergencies, UNFPA, UNICEF and YPEER together with the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. See the Terms of Reference for further details.

If you have any questions, ask them by email [], on Facebook or via Twitter @UNFPAyouth #educationfirst.

Career Tips: Working in International Organisations

Where do i go from here?


Work at the cutting edge of development thinking, in almost any country in the world, and as part of a truly international team. There are over 100,000 dedicated professionals working in international organisations such as the UN, the European Commission, the World Bank, IMF, regional development banks and global funds.

International organisations recruit staff at all levels from a broad range of backgrounds. Although recruitment is highly competitive, these pages give an overview of the many different opportunities that exist, from permanent careers to six-month internships.

A Career in International Organisations

What are the benefits and challenges of a career in the international organisations?
More information about a career in international organisations

Who the International Organisations Are and How They Recruit

There are over 200 international organisations employing over 100,000 staff.  Some, including the UN and its agencies, advertise all vacancies to both internal and external candidates.  In other organisations, such as the European Commission, vacancies are only open to permanent staff, who are recruited through centrally-organised competitions.
More information about recruitment processes

Short-term work experience opportunities and internships

Many organisations run work-experience or internship programmes for current or recent graduates.  These are usually, but not always, unpaid, and run for between 6 weeks and 6 months.

More information about work experience and internships


Some organisations offer training programmes for young graduates.  In the World Bank these are known as Junior Professionals or Associates, while in the UN agencies these are known as Junior Professional Officers.  These are paid positions lasting typically for 1-3 years.  Although these can sometimes lead to permanent employment, this is not guaranteed.
More information about apprenticeships

Young professional programmes

Several organisations, including the UN, World Bank, and IMF, recruit high calibre graduates through their young professional programmes. The exact entry requirements vary by organisation, but applicants must typically be aged 34 years or younger, and some organisations require a masters degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.  Unlike the apprenticeships, mentioned above, these programmes usually lead to permanent employment for those who pass the probationary period.
More information about the young professional programmes


Volunteering is one way of gaining experience in the field and, for mid-career professionals can provide a stepping stone for a career in development expertise.

More information about volunteering

Recruitment competitions

Some institutions, such as the EC, hold centrally-managed recruitment competitions.  These are usually highly competitive and include several stages of examinations and interviews.
More information on recruitment competitions


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Call for Applications:The International Programme On Youth Entrepreneurship Training (IPYET)


Do you have what it takes to attend our flagship programme in Youth Entrepreneurship?

The IPYET programme is designed as a post-graduate course and is targeted at youth development practitioners, labour and employment officers, social development programmers, enterprise mentors, trainers and academia.

Course Format: Online and Residential

Partial Scholarship available on request. Information pack and Application forms can be downloaded below.

Application deadline is: 31st August 2012.

Call for Entries:Marie Colvin Scholarship for Journalists


A one-year scholarship in honour of the outstanding Sunday Times foreign correspondent who was killed this year on assignment in Syria.

The Sunday Times is looking for future foreign correspondents to apply for this one-year scholarship.

You will have practical experience of print journalism and digital media and a proven interest in foreign affairs. Candidates may be of any nationality but must have excellent English and the right to work in the UK.

The upper age limit is 26.

The paid scholarship will involve working on the foreign desk and other sections. A trip overseas may also be included. The scheme runs from 1 January 2013 for a year.

Applications should include cover letter, CV and writing samples (maximum of 3) and should be addressed to:

Kathleen Herron
Deputy Managing Editor
The Sunday Times
3 Thomas More Square
London, E98 1ST

Envelopes must be marked “MARIE COLVIN SCHOLARSHIP”.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received no later than 30 September 2012


International Youth Day,August 12th- UN Secretary General’s Message

The Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for International Youth Day, that was observed on 12 August 2012:
Today’s generation of youth — the largest the world has ever known, and the vast majority of whom live in developing countries — has unprecedented potential to advance the well-being of the entire human family.  Yet too many young people, including those who are highly educated, suffer from low-wage, dead-end work and record levels of unemployment.
The global economic crisis has hit youth the hardest and many are understandably discouraged by rising inequalities.  A large number have no immediate prospects and are disenfranchised from the political, social and development processes in their countries.  Without urgent measures, we risk creating a “lost generation” of squandered talent and dreams.
Working with and for young people is one of my top priorities.  Youth are a transformative force; they are creative, resourceful and enthusiastic agents of change, be it in public squares or cyberspace.  From their pivotal role in efforts to achieve freedom, democracy and equality, to their global mobilization in support of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, youth have energetically demonstrated yet again their capacity and desire to turn the tide of history and tackle global challenges.
Young men and women are not passive beneficiaries, but equal and effective partners.  Their aspirations extend far beyond jobs; youth also want a seat at the table — a real voice in shaping the policies that shape their lives.  We need to listen to and engage with young people.  We need to establish more and stronger mechanisms for youth participation.  The time has come to integrate youth voices more meaningfully into decision-making processes at all levels.
Around the world there is growing recognition of the need to strengthen policies and investments involving young people.  On International Youth Day, I call on Governments, the private sector, civil society and academia to open doors for young people and strengthen partnerships with youth-led organizations.  Youth can determine whether this era moves toward greater peril or more positive change.
Let us support the young people of our world so they grow into adults who raise yet more generations of productive and powerful leaders.

Call for Applications:Think Tank LINKS Fellowship

About the Fellowship Program:

CIPE and Atlas Corps have jointly launched the new Think Tank LINKS (Leaders, Innovators, and Knowledge Sharing) Fellowship. This innovative, all-expenses paid program is an opportunity for talented young professionals from developing countries with strong research backgrounds to shadow leading U.S. think tanks for six months. In addition, Fellows will be enrolled in a professional development training program and join a growing network of nonprofit leaders from around the world.


Fellows will be based at leading think tanks in Washington, DC area for six months (January through June 2013). They will serve 40 hours per week at their host think tanks, focused on a mutually agreed-upon research topic that relates to democratic and/or economic reforms. Fellows are expected to publish their research during the program through articles, blogs, and presentations.


CIPE and Atlas Corps will provide Fellows with logistical support regarding visa, health insurance, stipend, and international travel. Fellows will also receive a monthly living stipend that covers basic housing, food, and transportation for one person.

If selected as a Fellow, you are responsible for the following pre-departure logistics.

Visa Expenses:

Selected candidates are expected to pay for their travel to the U.S. Embassy and pay the initial visa expenses. If the visa is approved, CIPE and Atlas Corps will reimburse your visa fees, but not the travel to the Embassy.

Participation Fee:

Fellows are required to contribute a $250 participation fee. If a Fellow ends the program in good standing, they will receive a $500 end of service award. The end of service award is given for successfully fulfilling the responsibilities and expectations of being a Think Tank LINKS Fellow. There is no cost to apply to be a Fellow. The $250 participation fee will only be collected from applicants who are matched with an organization and accepted as a Think Tank LINKS Fellow.


Applications are due August 15, 2012. Fellows will be selected by October 2012. The program begins in January 2013 and completes in June 2013. Space is limited, apply early!


CIPE and Atlas Corps are looking for qualified candidates who have:

  • Demonstrated research background relating to issues of democracy and/or economic reform.
  • Bachelors degree or higher, preferably in Economics, Public Policy, Finance, or a related field .
  • At least two (2) years of professional experiences with proven record of research-based work.
  • Proficiency in English (both in writing and speaking).
  • Age 35 or younger.
  • Currently working for a think tank, policy research institution, or a similar organization.

After the initial screening by CIPE and Atlas Corps, top applicants will be interviewed and selected by the respective Host Organization’s staff. Preference will be given to non-OECD applicants.

Responsibilities of Think Tank LINKS Fellows:

  • Conduct research on a topic that relates to democratic or economic reforms.
  • Produce research results that meet the thematic and quality criteria set by CIPE, Atlas Corps, and the host think tank.
  • Contribute to CIPE’s Development Blog ( to highlight key findings.
  • Participate in Atlas Corps’ Nonprofit Management Series training sessions.
  • Attend orientation, roundtable discussions, and other activities as required by CIPE, Atlas Corps, and the host think tank.
  • If selected, pay a USD $250 participation fee, which will be returned upon successful completion of the fellowship.
  • Return to home country after the Fellowship.

How to apply:

Submit an online application at:

  • Enter “CIPE Atlas Corps Think Tank LINKS Fellowship” as the response to the question, “where did you hear about Atlas Corps” question.
  • Attach a Word document to your application responding to the following essay questions instead of the ones listed online (limit your responses to 200 – 300 words each). You must answer all six (6) questions:
    1. Please write one paragraph about yourself focused on your research and writing accomplishments in academic and/or professional settings. Please use specific examples and include topics of research.
    2. Why do you want to be a Think Tank LINKS Fellow? What do you hope to learn from the Fellowship?
    3. Why should a host think tank select you as Think Tank LINKS Fellow?
    4. What role do think tanks play in your country? In your experience, how do think tanks contribute to democratic development?
    5. How do you plan to implement lessons from this Fellowship when you return to your home organization?
    6. Think Tank LINKS Fellows need to demonstrate a sense of adventure, independence, and cultural adaptability. Describe a past experience(s) that reflects these qualities.


  • Attach a writing sample that demonstrates your research, writing, and analytical skills. It should be in Word document or PDF file, and it should be no more than 10 pages.
  • Attach two (2) letters of recommendations from individuals who know you in a professional capacity and can write about your skills and experiences as well as your potential for success as a Think Tank LINKS Fellow. One of the letters should be from your current employer.

Click here to being your application:


For further information about the fellowship and application process:

Have Your Say: The Commonwealth Stakeholders’ Statement Consultation

Have your say on education in the Commonwealth: Stakeholders’ Statement Consultation

This August Education Ministers from across the Commonwealth are meeting in Mauritius to discuss the global education agenda at the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (18CCEM).

Held in the wings of the Education Ministers’ conference, the Stakeholders’ Forum (27-31 August) is a major international education conference which brings together delegates from all education stakeholder groups – business, government, academia, civil society, and the development and donor communities.

On the last day of the Stakeholders’ Forum a Statement is presented to Education Ministers. The aim of the Statement is to give a voice to civil society working in education and enable them to represent their views and recommendations to Ministers. It is expected that the Stakeholders’ Statement will contribute to the education ministerial agenda both within the Commonwealth and globally.

We want to hear from you

We want the Stakeholders’ Statement to reflect the views of civil society from across the Commonwealth. A draft Stakeholders’ Statement has been written by a committee of civil society representatives working in education and development in the Commonwealth. Now it’s your turn: we are holding a public consultation on the draft text until 5 August.  We want to hear from you.

>> Read and comment on the Statement

The consultation will run until 5 August. It is a public consultation open to everyone across the Commonwealth.


Further information: The 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (18CCEM)

Education Ministers are coming together against a backdrop of global change as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education for All initiative (EFA) conclude in 2015. Ministers and key stakeholders will have the opportunity to consider the progress toward achieving the MDGs/EFA as well as the post-2015 agenda. Key deliberations and conclusions will inform the ministerial communiqué which will highlight how the Commonwealth can most effectively contribute to global education priorities.

>> Visit the 18CCEM website for more information

18CCEM is hosted by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Government of Mauritius in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Further Information: The Stakeholders’ Forum

The Stakeholders’ Forum is a unique opportunity to interact with a variety of education specialists from across the Commonwealth. There are still spaces available: if you are interested in attending please visit the Stakeholders’ Forum website

The Stakeholders’ Forum is organised by the Commonwealth Foundation in collaboration with the Government of Mauritius and the Commonwealth Secretariat, in partnership with Link Community Development and Nexus Strategic Partnerships Limited.