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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 apply@connecteddevelopment.org

  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.
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Call for Applications:CENTRELSD 5th set of Leadership School

Do you want to become a leader and be  equipped with leadership skills for transformation of organisations and society? Do you want to get the tools to become a better leader? Do you want to be a leader of leaders?  Do you have a vision for leadership?

If your answer to the above questions is in the affirmative, then you are a candidate for the Centre LSD Leadership School. The school will run for a period of one year (May, 2013-April, 2014) for the fifth  set of students. The first set of students  graduated on 17th April, 2010. The second set graduated on 14th May, 2011. The third set will be graduated on 28th April 2012. The fourth set of students will graduate on 21st April, 2013.

At the school, there are a lot of presentations, group work, interactive sessions, coaching, mentoring and assignments to be supervised by the Faculty but physical meeting  takes  place every third Saturday of the month from 10.00am-2.00pm. A maximun of forty students will be admited for this session.Participation in the school is free but students are expected to buy at least ten textbooks on Leadership(not supplied by the Centre). Certificate of participation will be given to students who complete the necessary attendance(at least 70 percent) and assignments.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested candidates should send a write up on  why they want to participate in the Centre LSD Leadership School and send to Ms. Ngozi Izuora, Programme Associate, Centre LSD (ngozi_izuora@yahoo.com and info@centrelsd.org) to reach her on or before 1st March, 2013.

 

BACKGROUND

The importance of leadership for the success of organizations and nations cannot be overemphasized. Some scholars have pointed out that everything rises and falls on leadership.[i] Despite this recognition, there is scarcity of leaders all over the world. According to Myles Munroe, the world is filled with followers, supervisors and Managers but very few leaders.[ii]  However, it is possible to train leaders. It has been proven that leaders can be trained to become top strategists who will be able to envision the future and help to map out strategies on how to get there.[iii] Additionally, leaders can be trained to manage for success through people, policies, programmes and principles.

The Centre LSD Leadership School is set up to train leaders by attempting to unravel the complexity of leadership and offering a framework that will help people to become great leaders.

[iv] The school focuses on both leader development (expanding the capacity of individuals for effective leadership roles and processes) and leadership development (expansion of organisations’ capacity to enact basic leadership tasks including setting direction, creating alignment and maintaining commitment).[v]

At the end, we hope to produce leaders who will know how to mobilise others to get extra-ordinary things done in organisations and nations. They should now be able to transform values into actions; visions into realities; obstacles into innovations; separateness into solidarity and risks into rewards.

[vi] The school is meant for people who are motivated to become  leaders and want tools to become dynamic, strategic and visionary leaders that will transform organisations and nations.

 

ABOUT CENTRE LSD

The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation established under Nigerian laws to build strategic leadership for sustainable development in Africa.  The vision of Centre LSD is an African society where there is dynamic, strategic andvisionary leadership committed to sustainable development. The Centre’s mission is to work with forces of positive change to transform society through appropriate leadership, strategy and development approaches. The centre is guided by the values of transparency and accountability; integrity; transformative change; feminism; diversity; dignity of the human person andPan-Africanism.

The major focus of work is in the giant of Africa –Nigeria but the centre works across Africa with a Pan-African perspective with partners in all the sub-regions in Africa. The Centres’ strategy, programme and actions focuses on Africa with the operations being run from Nigeria partnering with organisations across Africa.

 

FACULTY

The Faculty is made up of persons who have distinguished themselves as leaders and are willing to share their life and experiences backed with theory and practice of leadership. They include:

Dr. Kole A. Shettima who hold a PhD in Political Science and currently Africa Director of MacArthur Foundation. He is an expert on human rights, reproductive health, higher education and philantropy.

Mrs. Eugenia Abu is a well known broadcaster with a Masters degree in Communication Policy Studies. She is an author and poet. She was the winner of the Flora Nwapa price for best writing in 2008.

Dr. Otive Igbuzor is a human rights activist, social entrepreneur, pharmacist and holds a PhD in Public Administration. He is an expert on developmnet issues. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Strategic Management.

Hajia Amina az-Zubair OFR, straddles civil society, private sector and government and has accumulated considerable experience in leading people and managing resources. She is the immediate past Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs. She is presently a special advisor to the UN Secretary General on Post-2015 development agenda.

Mr. Johnson Ikube is the Group Managing Director of Future Now Plc. He is a result oriented Entrepreneur with experiences in Manufacturing, Banking and Consulting.

Dr(Mrs). Ejiro J. Otive Igbuzor holds a PhD in Microbiology. She is an Expert on gender issues, reproductive health and monitoring and evaluation.

Mr. Soji Apampa is a business  consultant and Executive Director of an NGO, Integrity. He has expansive experience in the private sector and in promotingcorporate social responsibility. He is an author of several books.

Mrs. Maryam Uwais is a lawyer and Women and Child rights activist. She is currently a a member of the African Committee of Experts on the rights and welfare of the child.

Mr. Jimi Agbaje is a pharmacist, politician and manufacturer. He is very passionate about ethics, habits, professionalism and excellence.

Ms. Amina Salihu is a Political Scientist, Gender Activist and Feminist. She has extensive experience in teaching, development work, government, advocacy and capacity building.

Dr. Hussaini Abdu holds a PhD in political science. He is an expert in political economy with extensive experience in teaching and international development work.

Dr. Jummai Umar-Ajijola holds a PhD in Public Administration and Policy Analysis. She has career experience with government, NGO, international development agency and private sector.

DURATION OF SCHOOL

The school runs for one year for each batch of students from May-April. Classes are held every third Saturday of the month at the Centre from 10.00am-2.00pm.

Contact Address:

African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD),

Suite 27, 2nd Floor, Tolse Plaza,

4, Franca Afegbua Crescent,

Formerly Lawan Gwadabe Crescent,

Off J. S.  Marierie St,

After Apo Legislative Quarters,

Apo, P.O. Box 9661, Garki,  Abuja, Nigeria.

Niger Delta Office: No 1, Ralph Uwechue Way, Off Okpanam road, Opposite Legislative Quarters, Asaba, Delta State.

Website: www.centrelsd.org

E-mail:info@centrelsd.org; otiveigbuzor@yahoo.co.uk

 

+234 98703178

 

Call for Entries: Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) Internships 2013

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The Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) is a non-partisan, non-profit capacity building organization that works to strengthen democratic governance and citizens’ participation in Nigeria. Through broad-based technical assistance and training, PLAC works to promote citizens’ engagement with government institutions and to advocate for legal and policy reforms and promote transparency and accountability in policy and decision-making processes. At the core of PLAC’s programming is a deep commitment to increase legislative advocacy, promote transparency and good governance, support and promote electoral reforms, enhance citizen’s access to public policies and advance anti-corruption campaigns. Over its 3 years of history, PLAC has worked and evolved into a foremost and leading institution with capacity to deliver cutting-edge research, policy analysis and advocacy.

Job Description

Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) is organizing a six weeks internship programme for young Nigerians to gain knowledge of legislative practices and processes, and provide administrative support to Legislators and Legislative Committees.

Internship Details
Dates: February to March 2012
Location: Abuja
Logistics: PLAC will support interns with stipends to cover transportation within Abuja and lunch for the period. Other logistics costs will be borne by the intern. Prospective interns must be resident in Abuja as PLAC will not provide accommodation.

Job Requirements

At least a first degree in any discipline

To Apply:
Send a two-page resume and a 300-word statement of purpose indicating the importance of your participation in this programme on MS Word format to: internship@placng.org
Application Deadline:
All Applications must be received by Thursday, 24 January 2013

VACANCIES:UNICEF Nigeria announces available positions

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria announces the following generic vacancy announcements:

1. Finance Officer NOB, Abuja – VN-NGR-26-2012

Post Title: Finance Officer, NOB.
Vacancy number: VN-NGR-26-2012
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years
Location: Abuja
Deadline for application: 07 June 2012

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of experienced Finance Officer who will under the supervision of the Finance Specialist in the country office, supervise the finance and accounts functions including the area of finance and accounting, control, recording, reporting of assets, liabilities and income. Monitors the appropriate disbursement of funds and payments of accounts in accordance with rules, regulations and established budgetary limits.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties

1. Controls and operates bank accounts in accordance with UN/UNICEF financial rules and regulations and local banking practices. Provides up-to-date information on the cash position or status of such accounts. Reconciles bank statements, keeps abreast of all procedures and regulations regarding the maintenance of bank accounts, exchange and interest rates, etc. Support the Section Chief in the orderly closure of year-end and monthly accounts.

2. Certifies the appropriate, accurate and timely processing and recording of disbursements and payments, e.g. travel claims, pension fund, insurance, Direct Cash Transfers (DCT), etc., in accordance with established rules, regulations and systems and within budgetary limits. Also ensures recovery and settlements of advances and accounts receivable. Co-ordinate the implementation of the Harmonised Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT)

3. Manages and reviews Personal Advances and Recovery (PAR) and follow-up on outstanding items. Reconciles quarterly accounts including GL accounts. Responds quickly to queries from HQ, Regional Office and Field Offices.

4.Manages SAP (business side) relating to payments, receipts and liquidation of Direct cash transfers to Government; provides training and orientation to staff on its use and coordinate with Information Technology Department (ITD) on technical adjustments or irregularities to meet local conditions. Supervises timely processing of the financial transactions in SAP.

5. Reviews SAP and other closure reports and reconcile data inconsistencies. Assists in strengthening better understanding of SAP, financial accounting and review of systems and procedures for compliance with the rules and regulations through orientation and field visits to offices and partners as necessary.

6. Controls and monitors the establishment and the use of the Petty cash (PC), cash and bank accounts in the Country as well as field Offices. Ensure their disbursements, recording, accounting and reconciliation.

7. Ensures regular updating of the signatory panels.

8. Briefs staff and partners on the application and interpretation of UN/UNICEF accounting and financial rules, regulations, procedures and policies and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Monitor Direct Cash Transfers (DCT) to counterparts and process their retirements.

9. Monitors budget expenditures against approved budget allotments; prepare periodic budget reports and reconciliation of expenditures.

10. Prepares and analyses financial data for budget estimates and financial planning. Responsible for the safe custody of used and unused cheques and other negotiable instruments.

11. Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor or head of section.

Minimum qualification & competencies:

• University First Degree or its equivalent in Accountancy, Finance or related fields. Advanced University degree in appropriate field or professional accounting qualification (e.g. ICAN), an asset. Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards is desirable.

• Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in Finance and Accounts at managerial level; experience in electronic data processing and sound knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles is required. Practical experience in SAP is desirable.

• Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another UN working language and local working language of the duty station an asset.

• Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, organization and analytical skills

. • Integrity, honesty and trustworthiness

• Ability to negotiate, manage resources, train staff and partners in financial standard operating procedures

• Good communication, time management and interpersonal skills

• Good management and supervisory skills

• Good knowledge of computer application. Knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing and other presentation software required.

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in an international and multicultural environment.

• Passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please send cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal f History Form (which can be downloaded here) to nrecruit@unicef.org by close of business on Thursday, 07 June 2012.

Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

 

2. Training Officer NOB, Abuja – VN-NGR-27-2012

 

Post Title: Training Officer, NOB.
Vacancy number: VN-NGR-27-2012
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years
Location: Abuja
Deadline for application: 07 June 2012

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of experienced Training Officer who will under the supervision of the Chief Human Resources, be responsible for participating in the formulation and periodic review of the organizations’ training and staff development policies, systematically identifying the staff and organizational training and development needs.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties

1. Based on identified training needs, assists in designing and implementing innovative, focused training and development strategies capable of delivering real performance gains to UNICEF – Nigeria within available budgets. Develop appropriate relationship for staff development between country office and sub-offices that promotes training initiatives that would shape an integrated process for UNICEF Nigeria.

2. Systematically and objectively assess staff and organizational training needs based on annual performance review and office priorities in line with the training Policy thrust of UNICEF.

3. Implements cost-effectively the approved range of courses by mobilizing internal resources for their execution with the thrust coming from the incumbent and thereby reducing dependence on external consultants. In tandem with the Chief Human Resources, leads and manages the interface between external training providers and UNICEF in Nigeria, ensuring that the training given by them meets staff needs and satisfies necessary skills required.

4. In consultation with the Chief, HR, develop best practice in all aspects of staff development, performance management and constantly evaluate the effectiveness of training programmes to determine areas of improvement, challenges and opportunities for growth in training functions. Assists in securing specialist advice, guidance to line management on training and development and to ensure that training becomes an integral part of the of staff development.

5. Prepare induction/orientation programmes for all new staff and facilitate the implementation and monitoring of such programmes. Develop workshops for existing employees to ensure that all staff receives some level of job training and that all staff have the tools they need to succeed.

6. Identify and establish Training infrastructure through consultation with Management and Training Staff Development Section, DHR/ UNHQ appropriate to the delivery of a range of quality services.

7. Provide guidance and counseling services to staff in work related areas, career development, interpersonal relations and other issues that could be of real interest and concern to staff in a non-threatening atmosphere.

8. Keeps and maintains up-to-date staff personal training history and record for career planning purposes and administration. Provide on-going updates to established training programs already in place.

9. Reviews at the end of each year the organization’s achievement with regard to the annual training plan and activities, highlighting success, weaknesses and challenges for consideration in the preparation of the training plan for the Annual Management Plan.

Minimum qualification & competencies:

• University Degree in Human Resources Management, Psychology or related fields. Masters in Human Resources Management or and organizational development preferred.

• Five (5) years progressively responsible work experience in developing and managing Training programmes within complex organisations, experience in working as a Training Manager within a Human Resources Department, some of which at international level.

• Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another UN working language and local working language of the duty station an asset.

• Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as to transfer knowledge and skills.

• Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.

• Proven skills in management and administration.

• Good analytical and negotiating skills.

• Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment.

• Knowledge of computer management and applications.

• Ability to organize and implement training

• Ability to established harmonious working relationship in an international and multicultural environment.

If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please send cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal f History Form (which can be downloaded here) to nrecruit@unicef.org by close of business on Thursday, 07 June 2012.

Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

3. Education – GEP Consultants (3rd party), Northern States – VN-NGR-28-2012

 

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of  experienced Education -Girl’s Edcation Programme (GEP) consultants to work alongside staff of Government Ministries of Eduation and relate agencies.

If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please send cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal  History Form (which can be downloaded here) to nrecruit@unicef.org by close of business on Thursday, 07 June 2012.

Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

Click on the link below to see the full job description of the consultancy you intend to apply for

GEP Advisor – FME (3rd Party Consultant) VN-NGR-28-1-2012

GEP State Project Co- coordinators (3rd Party Consultant) VN-NGR-28-2-2012 

GEP Specialists- Planning & EMIS (3rd Party Consultant) VN-NGR-28 – 3- A- 2012 

GEP Specialists- SBMC and Capacity Building (3rd Party Consultant)VN-NGR-28 – 3- B- 2012 

GEP Specialists- Learning (3rd Party Consultant).VN-NGR-28 – 3- C- 2012 

GEP Specialists- Non Formal Education (3rd Party Consultant) VN-NGR-28 – 3- D- 2012 

GEP Specialists- LGEA (3rd Party Consultant) VN-NGR-28 – 3- E- 2012 

 

UNICEF NIGERIA IS BUILDING A TALENT POOL FOR THE ABOVE POSITIONS WHICH WILL BE USED FOR DIRECT SOURCING TO FILL VACANT POSITIONS.

To access the online application and full job description, please visit UNICEF Nigeria’s job site at www.unicef.org/nigeria and submit your application.

 

Closing date for all applications is 7 June 2012.

 

UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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UNAIDS Launches #CrowdOutAIDS Strategy on HIV/AIDS

ABUJA, 24th April, 2012

Courtesy:AF-AIDS Forum

Youth leaders from around the world today presented a set of youth-defined recommendations that will guide the UNAIDS Secretariats work on HIV and young people through 2015. The recommendations were received by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé at an event in the Paiko community near Abuja, organized together with Nigerian youth leaders and government officials.

Based on the voices and views of more than 5000 young people from 79 countries, the recommendations resulted from CrowdOutAIDS, an innovative youth-led policy project initiated by UNAIDS. Leveraging crowdsourcing technology and new media tools, the five-month project enabled young people to fully participate in the development of strategic recommendations for the UNAIDS Secretariats youth agenda.

I am so impressed by the dedication, energy and enthusiasm that young people have shown through the CrowdOutAIDS initiative, said Mr Sidibé. The recommendations they have presented to UNAIDS will help us mobilize a new generation of young leaders and we will work together to stop new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths.

Presenting the recommendations to UNAIDS, Gabriel Adeyemo, a young Nigerian activist, described CrowdOutAIDS as a high level meetingbut by and for young people. It brought decision-making to the grassroots, to the skilled and unskilled, learned and unlearned, rich and poor, to contribute to an issue that affects all our lives: HIV,” said Adeyemo, who is also the West Africa focal point for the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS.

Globally, an estimated five million young people (15-24 years of age) are living with HIV. About 3000 young people are newly infected with HIV each day. According to recent surveys in low- and middle-income countries, only 24% of young women and 36% of young men responded correctly when asked questions on HIV prevention and transmission.

Through CrowdOutAIDS, young people proposed six key recommendations for the UNAIDS Secretariat, including:

1. Strengthen young peoples skills for effective leadership at all levels of the AIDS response;
2. Ensure the full participation of youth in the AIDS response at country, regional, and global levels;
3. Improve young peoples access to HIV-related information;
4. Diversify and strengthen strategic networks between the UNAIDS Secretariat, youth networks, and other key players;
5. Increase the UNAIDS Secretariats outreach to both formal and informal networks of young people; and,
6. Increase young peoples access to financial support.

We have worked together, using the simplest toolseach one of us in their own corner of the worldto create spaces of exchange and draft this important document in real-time, public online sessions, said Zahra Benyahia, a CrowdOutAIDS drafting committee member. This is not the end. Its the first step toward revolutionary youth leadership in the AIDS response. (http://issuu.com/crowdoutaids/docs/crowdoutaids?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222)

The full set of recommendations are presented in Strategy recommendations for collaborating with a new generation of leaders in the AIDS responsethe first-ever crowdsourced AIDS-related document in UN history. The recommendations, together with an internal organizational assessment on HIV and young people, will inform the UNAIDS Secretariats New Generation Leadership Strategy.

Online at: http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2012/april/20120424prcrowdoutaids/

For more details;Visit: CrowdOutAIDS Website

Photo Credit: Bankole Taiwo

Call for Internship Applications at CISLAC!

 The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), a non-governmental civil society organisation with focus on policy and legislative engagement based in Abuja, Nigeria, is seeking recent Masters’ graduates in African Studies, Development Studies or Public Policy who are interested in hands-on learning about governance and policymaking in West Africa.

CISLAC (www.cislacnigeria.org) was founded to forge links between civil society and parliamentary policymakers in Nigeria’s transitional democracy, and to strengthen the legislative oversight process in Nigeria’s Legislature both at National and State level. CISLAC has taken a lead in such activities as monitoring the budget process, scrutinising the implementation of the Nigeria Executive Industries Transparency Initiative ACT, Fiscal Responsibility Act, Freedom of Information Act and examining National rules on Public Procurement Act 2007, advocating for the mainstreaming of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria as well as many other areas of policy and legislation at a National and State level.

The intern role will involve assisting in administering programmes with partner institutions at National and State level, developing project proposals, preparing reports and information materials and helping to represent CISLAC in policy-related civil society networks. The internship will allow extensive and unique exposure to legislative and governance institutions, as well as interaction with wider civil society in Nigeria.

As part of CISLAC’s ongoing programme of providing opportunities for early-career professionals to have exposure to governance and development issues, the internship programme is open to both international and domestic candidates. Internships, which can be between three and six months, or longer if part-time, are expected to be self-funded, although a small daily allowance will be made for transport/food expenses.

To apply, please email your credentials and CV to cislacnationalassembly@yahoo.com and copycislac@cislac.kabissa.org stating INTERNSHIP as the subject line within seven (7) days of this notice.

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is a non-governmental, non-profit legislative advocacy, lobbying, information sharing and research organization. (CISLAC) works towards bridging the gap between the legislature and the electorate; by enhancing lobbying strategies; engagement of bills before their passage into law; manpower development for lawmakers, legislative aides, politicians and the civil society, as well as civic education on the tenets of democracy and Human Rights.

Address:
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)
No. 7 Mahathma Gandhi Street,
Off Shehu Shagari Way,
By Bullet Garden, Area 11 Junction,
Asokoro, Abuja – Nigeria
Website: www.cislacnigeria.org
Email: info@cislacnigeria.orgcislacnationalassembly@yahoo.com
GSM: +234-8033844646, 08052370333, 07034118266