International Citizen Service (ICS) is a programme that brings young people from the UK and from Nigeria to live and work together as volunteers so they can share their learning with their host community. ICS seeks to support the advancement of a global perspective among young people and create a group of young people, both in the UK and in developing countries, who make a lifelong contribution as advocates for international development and as agents of social change within their own communities. The Calabar programme is a partnership between Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI).
The Calabar ICS programme will have a team of up to 20 young people (aged 18-25), with equal numbers coming from Nigeria and the UK. The teams are formed, to reflect diversity in terms of geography, ethnicity, ability, education and gender. Together, in cross-cultural counterpart pairs, they live with host families and work on community development projects in the community for 3 months.
We are inviting applications from individuals interested in participating in the ICS project due to commence in January 2013. Interested applicants must have the following:
- A positive and realistic commitment to the programme
- A genuine commitment to learning
- Ability to solve problems
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Self confidence
- Ability to work with others in a team
- Sensitivity to the needs of others
In addition they must be able to:
- Treat everyone equally and with respect, regardless of any difference
- Abide by and respect all the laws, both of Nigeria and the UK
- Abide by all the rules and regulations established by the Programme to protect their health and safety
- Always stay within host communities unless they have prior agreement from their Project Supervisor
- Respect the customs and cultures of host communities and specifically their host families
- Take part in all the activities and phases of the Programme, including introductory training course, pre-departure preparation and returned volunteers events
Participants (volunteers) must be sure that they can cope with the above standards of behavior before they apply for the program.
Completed forms should be returned to GPI either via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or can be delivered or posted to the following address: Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI), Anyamurua Estate, Atimbo Road, P.O. Box 3663, UNICAL Post Office, Calabar. Completed forms must be received by Friday 11th January.
Those candidates short listed for the programme will be contacted from the 14th of January and will be invited for interview within one week of notification.
Download the International Citizen Service Application Form
The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) – a non-profit leadership and mentoring Foundation based in Calabar, Cross River State – seeks to hire an outstanding individual to serve as its first Executive Director.
Competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. No relocation allowance or benefits will be given.
Are you a graduate, young and willing to build a successful career but you don’t know how?
As part of our vision to raise a community of inspired, equipped and influential young leaders who lead themselves and others, The Bridge Leadership Foundation, a Leadership and Mentoring Foundation is assisting graduates in building their skills in employability for personal effectiveness and Career enhancement through its Graduate Employability Training Programme.
The TBLF Graduate Employability Training Programme of seeks to invest in the employability potential of young Nigerians particularly those residing in Cross River State by delivering to them cutting – edge orientation and corporate skill acquisition with a view to creating high value personnel; equipped to transit seamlessly from school to the workplace.
The training is scheduled to take place from December 3rd– 7th, 2012.
- Must be a graduate (from any discipline) between the ages of 18- 25 years
- § Willingness to learn & readiness to work
Successful candidates will be invited to the screening session.Candidates are advised to attach copies of the following documents to their application forms before submission:
- Educational Credentials
- Birth Certificate
Deadline for pre-registration is Friday, October 26, 2012 at 12 noon. Screening venue will only be communicated to selected candidates .
Upon selection, you will be required to pay a highly subsidized N10,000.00 registration fee for the five (5) day training.
For more details, please call Esther on 08105738992 or Antigha on 08185582531 or e-mail: email@example.com or Visit:
The Bridge Leadership Foundation,
2nd Floor, FotoStudio Building,
15A, Murtala Mohammed Highway,Calabar
Cross River State
Job Location: Calabar, Cross River State
The Specialist on Development Communications will work as the official responsible for managing internal and external communications programs and projects for a state-wide Development Communications project. This will mainly entail managing, documenting and coordinating a team of professionals on strategies, challenges and implementing solutions across a clearly-marked region and population. He/she will also be required to also work with a Faculty of Research & Development, Projects, Strategy & External Relations Consultants.
In this role, he/she will also be expected to identify challenges and hitches in communication flow, initiate client solutions, suggests collaborations where applicable and relevant, and also develop strategies for new target prospects for the client and her subsidiaries.
The DCS shall work under the direct supervision of the Lead Consultant/CEO to carry out all functions specified in this ToR. He/she shall work closely with the other members of staff especially the Projects Consultant (PC).
- Double as Media Liaison or Public Affairs and Communications Officer;
- Maintain the project work plan and calendar whilst providing accurate and updated information on all media platforms, targets and stakeholders etc;
- Plan, write, prepare and/or review press releases, reports and articles to be used in project publications;
- Supervise research, interview, writing, editing and proof-reading of all content for distribution and for electronic and print communication;
- Develop story plans and maintain repository of press releases and articles;
- Prepare and maintain a stakeholder directory as well as conduct periodic information gathering and feedback/liaison activities;
- Provide regular progress reports to Lead Consultant/CEO;
- Carry out such other assignments as required by the company.
Educational and Work Requirements
- A post-graduate degree in Social Sciences, International Relations and/or Communications or preferably with a media or communications background and/or experience
- Consideration will be given to those with a first Degree in Media and communication or social science disciplines
- At least 3 years’ professional work experience in a viable consultancy or thriving business entity
- Should have at least executed/managed one major development communications project from the inception through execution and completion.
- Past experience in business development and project management and communications is an advantage.
- Strong analytical skills and a proven track record of leadership and coordinating teams.
- Should have good:
- Knowledge and experience in project management, strategy/business development and corporate communications
- Computer appreciation skills
- Numeracy and accuracy skills
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Strong ability to organize and prioritize workloads, meet deadlines and targets
- Additionally, the following attributes are essential:
- Strong interpersonal and negotiating ability
- Ability to work as a team member
- Ability to work with little or no supervision
- Impeccable oral and written communication skills
- Inter-personal skills
- Critical thinking & problem solving
- Planning and Organizing
- Performance Focus
- Managing Change
- Communication Skills
- Conflict & Risk Management
- Commercial Orientation
Application should include:
1. An application letter indicating clearly the post applied for
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) clearly indicating requirements referred to above
3. Three recommendations from non-family related referees
4. Copies of:
a. Academic transcripts
b. Reference of work experience
Please send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before September 15, 2012.
Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) in collaboration with Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project is organizing Cross River’s 1st Youth Focused Gubernatorial Debate. With the objectives of providing an effective platform for young people in Cross River State to interact with the candidates of the frontline political parties in the state; the debate will allow young Cross Riverians engage the gubernatorial aspirants on issues surrounding Education, Health, Poverty, Job & Wealth Creation, Security, Environment (Oil Spills), Infrastructure.
Invitations to the debate has been extended to the top 5 most visible campaigns in the state: Confirmed candidates so far are:
- Senator Liyel Imoke (PDP)-Tentative Confirmation
- Barr (Mrs) Nsa Adegoke (LP) – Confirmed
- Mr Patrick Okomison (ANPP) – Confirmed
- Pastor Usani Usani (ACN) – Confirmed
Date: Wednesday, February, 22nd 2012
Time: 4.00pm prompt
Venue: Main Bowl, Cultural Centre, Calabar
Participation in the event is FREE!!! But you have to book a seat to attend, interested? Send YES and your name via an SMS to 07065075070
The event will be aired live on Cross River Broadcasting Corporation (CRBC), and will be streamed online via www. eienigeria.org
For live updates of the event: Follow @AfterschoolPMP, @EiEnigeria , @Ynaija on Twitter
For more information: Please call Nsa on 08072024882 or send an e-mail to email@example.com
The debate will last for 120 minutes and the candidates will be standing for the duration of the debate. The debate will have 4 phases with 4 3-minute breaks.
- Phase 1: Welcome and Opening Statements (8 minutes)
Moderator opens the event.
Each candidate gives a 1-minute opening statement.
- Phase 2: Debate (75 minutes)
• Questions will be formed around the proposed topics put in context with brief background information.
• Questions will touch upon on five of the six priority areas, devoting 15 minutes to each topic including questions from the moderator.
• There will be no official limit.
• Moderator will interject with follow up questions to address important points made, go deeper in detail, and guide conversation.
• Candidates will be allowed to address each other’s points, ask questions, and offer rebuttals.
• The moderator will also ensure a fair balance of time is allocated to each candidate’s point of view.
- Phase 3: Ask the Candidate (15 minutes)
The final stage of the debate will feature questions posed directly at the candidates from young Cross Riverians in the audience.
• Candidates will be allotted one minute each to respond.
• No rebuttals will be permitted.
• Audience questions will be selected randomly. Selected participants and their questions will have been pre-screened.
- Phase 4: Closing Remarks & Closing Statements (8 minutes)
Each candidate gives a 1-minute opening statement.
Moderator closes the event.
Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) is a coalition of individuals and youth-led organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and the mobilization of the youth population as responsible citizens.We are non-partisan, neither are we a platform for the actualization of any individual’s political ambitions. In March 2011, EiE hosted Nigeria’s First Youth-Focused Presidential Debate in partnership with Vote or Quench; Sleeves Up and Stand Up Naija.
Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project seeks to inspire and engage intending graduates and out- of -school youths on pre/post-graduation goal setting, career guidance and opportunity facilitation. We assist young people prepare to graduate and walk them through the achievements of their life goals.