Monthly Archives: November 2014

Apply! Executive Assistant Internship at Connected Development [CODE],Abuja

codeDeadline:December 9, 2014.
Connected Development [CODE] is a non government organization whose mission is to improve access to information and empower local communities in Africa. We strengthen local communities by creating platforms for dialogue, enabling informed debate, and building capacities of marginalized communities which will bring about social and economic progress within communities, while promoting transparency and accountability.

CODE is looking for committed, motivated and dynamic persons to join the team to contribute and enhance their activities in a professional, efficient and effective manner.

Applicants are hereby invited from suitable qualified persons for a three month Internship Program as an Executive Assistant and Communications Intern. (Our internship position can be renewed up to a maximum of 3 months more, if intern is found suitable on-the-job)

General Description

Under the leadership of The Chief Executive, the Executive Assistant & Communications Intern will provide overall guidance and leadership in the areas of Documentation and Knowledge Management including the coordination of various program activities and dissemination of information and research findings to CSOs practitioners, project partners and the public at large. S/he will collaborate with project staff, research networks and knowledge dissemination hubs worldwide to produce and package research findings, share relevant technical information and create communications and dissemination materials/products relevant to civil societies in Africa. Further, the Interns will participate in analysing and synthesising research findings and programme experiences and will assist in the documentation of successful practices. S/he will facilitate, through multiple venues, mechanisms, and technology, effective processes, systems and tools to share knowledge to CODE’s partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders. The Interns will be a member of the management team. S/he will also provide technical writing assistance to staff and partners.


Executive Assistant (3 months Internship) at Connected Development [CODE]

Work Hours (8am – 5pm) from Monday – Friday except during public holidays and sometimes might need to be present at our events during the weekend

Gender: Female only


Job Purpose:

This position will perform scheduling, meeting logistics, guest receiving and general administrative assistance for multiple experts and team as a shared resource. This role takes an administrative intern to juggle priorities, understand requests and needs and deliver clear and professional communications and support. This role will participate on administrative projects, deliver and track proposals, and will partner with all levels of staff, experts and the full administration team.


Administrative Responsibilities Include

Support and coordinate schedules and administrative requests for multiple CODE projects.

Anticipate and respond with quality, professional administrative support

Prepare expense reconciliations for team and volunteers

Shepherd contract or proposal process, orientation schedule, onboarding and offboarding when requested

Work well with all levels of the organization; editors, volunteers, staff, technical staff, contractors, Experts etc.

Provide administrative solutions and quality support at all times.

Hold confidentiality and ability to work with sensitive matters and information.

Ability to work with colleagues who do not have English as primary language

Special projects as assigned including working on small to large events with other team members


Required Qualifications

A year of administrative support in a medium organization / voluntary organization / academic institution

Bachelor’s degree in any field

Demonstrated technical aptitude and savvy, ability to adjust, learn and use new and different open source s/w.

Excellent calendar management and meeting preparation skills

Setting up Teleconference and video conferencing meetings


Comfortable and experienced with technology, various a/v equipment, and s/w.


Excellent writing and communication skills.


Expert in the use of Microsoft Office Suites


Excellent organization and planning skills


Superior attention to detail and ability to anticipate needs and provide solutions


Excellent ability work with all levels of staff including a wide range of diversity of staff


Ability to learn, adapt and thrive in changing technical environment

Must enjoy supportive, service oriented administrative work within a team of professionals


Additional Desired Qualifications


Experience in event planning, local or international travel and speaking additional languages (Hausa is a priority)


Open Source knowledge and strong desire to learn and be part of free access and open source movement


Working with Spreadsheets as a Travel and Expense system


International time zone and virtual community experience


Working with virtual communities


Experience with editing on Wikipedia, Google Documents or other wiki projects

1 a. interested applicants must send the following to the email address at

  1.    Application letter together with a Curriculum Vitae/Resume in MS Word or PDF;
  2.    At least, names of 2 referees must be included in the CV
  3.    Deadline for submission of application is December 9, 2014.
  4.    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Apply! OECD Young Professionals Programme 2015

Deadline: 25 November 2014

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is designed to bring entry-level professionals with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation. A number of stimulating and challenging assignments are available for the Young Professionals who will join the OECD in 2015.

Candidates who are interested in the objectives of the OECD in promoting international policy co-operation, understand the issues involved in international work, and who possess the analytical and drafting skills which enable them to contribute to policy-related studies.

Candidates must have the nationality of an OECD member country and born after 1 January 1980.

The ideal candidate has:

  • An advanced academic degree in a subject of relevance to the OECD’s work
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills demonstrated by academic achievement
  • Knowledge of country policies and institutions and an understanding of political and reform processes
  • An excellent written and oral command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset
  • Good alignment with OECD Core Competencies: level 3 indicators
  • Additionally, candidates with Master’s degree(s) should have a minimum of two years’ full time professional experience in related fields.

An excellent command, with proven drafting ability, of at least one of the two OECD official languages (English and French). Proficiency in additional languages can be an advantage.

The Young Professionals work with experienced and enthusiastic people, representative of a rich diversity of cultures, languages and professichateau_dans_le_cielonal backgrounds.

They collaborate ‌with many of the more than 60 000 senior national policy makers who participate in the OECD’s technical and policy meetings each year.

Under the supervision of experienced professionals, YPs research and analyse current policy issues.

The OECD uses this research to prepare policy documents, committee reports, intergovernmental discussion and publications. YPs contribute to the monitoring, analysis, forecasting and reporting of economic and social developments.

For more information, visit this link.


Call for Applications: Youth Square Nigeria Dialogues

“Youth Square” is a United States Consulate funded project designed to positively engage and educate young women in Nigeria on the 2015 elections and build their capacities to hold their elected leaders accountable and participate in local governance.

The Youth Square Project will be convening its first Dialogue session in Lagos, Nigeria for young women on their expectations for the coming elections and resulting government. The dialogue session will focus on generating concrete ideas to increase the participation of young women in the upcoming 2015 elections and in local governance.

We invite you to be a part of this session and share this opportunity within your networks. The dialogue sessions are open to all Nigerians irrespective of socio-economic standing, tribe, religion or political affiliation.

To register your interest in participating in the dialogue session, please visit:

Deadline: 15TH NOVEMBER 2014. For inquiries, please send an email to

Apply! Global Health Corps Fellowship 2015-2016

Calling all change makers! The Global Health Corps fellowship applications is NOW OPEN

 Deadline: February 5th 2015

Global Health Corps provides a yearlong paid fellowship for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity at existing health organizations and government agencies. Fellows are currently working in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and the United States.
GHC recruits placement organizations that are doing excellent work in improving healthcare access and health outcomes in impoverished communities. Placement organizations range from small grassroots organizations to large global institutions. Global Health Corps recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets for specific fellowship positions at these organizations. Fellows have built financial management systems for grassroots HIV organizations in Uganda, counseled homeless teenagers in New Jersey, supported district pharmacies in Rwanda in rolling our new supply chain management tools and conducted policy research in Washington DC.

Application Requirements:

    • Be 30 or under at the start of the fellowship
    • Have an undergraduate university degree by July 2015
    • Be proficient in English

Application Timeline for the 2015-2016 Fellowship:

    • November 5, 2014: Part 1 of the application opens
    • December 9, 2014: Position descriptions posted online. Part 2 of the application opens
    • February 3, 2015: Applications close at 11:59pm EST. Two recommendation forms and Proof of Identity and Proof of Education documents due
    • February – March 2015: Each application is reviewed by at least two readers
    • March 2015: up to 10 semi-finalists are selected for each fellowship position. All candidates are notified of their application status by email
    • March 2015: All semi-finalists are interviewed by Global Health Corps and 3-5 finalists per position are selected
    • March – April 2015: All finalists are interviewed by the placement organizations
    • April – May 2015: Fellowship offers extended

Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship position requires different specific skills.

For more information,visit their fellowship FAQs page or click Global Health Corps

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Apply! The Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education


Deadline: December 12th 2014

All Africa based organizations working in education (primary, secondary, tertiary education; non-formal and adult education) and combating poverty in an innovative, sustainable and effective way are invited to participate in Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. Teach a Man to Fish is seeking for organizations or projects making great changes in their community. Entries can be made by a non-African NGO on behalf of their local partner/office (in Africa) in a condition that the prize money and conference travel bursaries are claimed by and used for the benefit of Africa-based organization.

Teach a Man to Fish partners with the Saville Foundation to award this prize.


  1. US$10,000 – Best entry award
  2. US$5,000 each – Two runner ups
  3. US$1,000 each – 55 best entries from each African country
  4. Top three award winners will be offered a sponsored trip to the international conference and peer-learning workshop of Teach a man to fish.
  5. Media publicity and enhanced sponsorship and donation opportunities are other benefits.

Eligibility Criteria

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For more information, please visit The Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards.

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