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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

  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! 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

interested? Click here to here

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

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Apply! The Andela Fellowship for young app developers

Andela logoAre you a world-class developer or do you have what it takes to become one? If so, consider applying. The Andela Fellowship is a highly-selective, 4-year, paid professional opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading technology companies.

Two percent of applicants are invited to participate in a free, two-week-long Boot Camp led by senior developers educated at some of the world’s top engineering schools. Andela Boot Camps are some of the most rigorous training experiences in the world. At the end of each Boot Camp, top performers – typically, fewer than one percent of applicants – are extended job offers as full-time Andela Fellows.

The Andela Fellowship is a new kind of academic experience. It’s sort of like a university, except instead of paying tuition, you’re earning an income. The initial months of an Andela Fellowship involve immersion training in full-stack (front-end and back-end) development skills. After 1,000 hours of instruction, we’ll place you on client projects as you continue training to ensure you are equipped to meet the evolving needs of the industry.

Simply put, the Andela Fellowship is an unparallel opportunity. But don’t take our word for it. “I’ve been in school for 24 years,” says “Solo” Solomon, the youngest Andela Fellow about our Boot Camp. “This was the most valuable and interactive two weeks of my life.”


Boot Camp (2 weeks):
Group 1 Oct. 6-17, 2014 (Application deadline: Sept 26)
Group 2 Oct 20-31, 2014 (Application deadline: Oct 6)

This is a free two-week-long training where you will gain valuable programming skills. When it’s over, the highest-performing participants will receive job offers to join Andela full-time as Andela Fellows.

Immersion Training (3 months): Nov 3, 2014 – Feb 3, 2015During a three-month-long immersion training program, Andela Fellows will receive a monthly stipend. After three months of training, you’ll be qualified to work on client projects with top technology companies.

Full-Time Employment:  At the end of Immersion Training, employees will be eligible for continued training and employment with Andela.

Click here to apply

Call for Applications: IDEA’s Project Management Professional Training

idea logoiDEA (Information Technology Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator) provides essential support to entrepreneurs to build software skills, solutions and businesses critical to their success. Entrepreneurs accepted into iDEA Centres receive support in the way of physical work space, shared facilities, training, mentoring and access to capital.

Project Management is the No 1 most sought after skill in the world and is in high demand by companies in Nigeria and all over the world. It’s a knowledge and skill that helps improve business results. The PMP (Project Management Professional) credential is one of the most respected credentials in the world. The Project Management course would cover the following:

Duration: 3 days

Course fee: N15,000 per participant.(Discounted)


  • Project Management Framework
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time (Schedule) Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Communication Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Understanding the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK 5th Edition)

Other Highlights:

  1. Case Study Analysis using the PMI Project Management Casebook. To deal with real life application and work place relevance.
  2. Free Career and Start-up Application Consulting
  3. Certificate of Training & Formal Project Management Education

For more information on how to apply,click here to apply


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InternshipAlert:Tax Justice Desk Officer at CISLAC Nigeria

cislacThe 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. It was integrated as a corporate body (CAC/IT/NO22738) with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on 28th December 2006.
CISLAC’s organizational purpose is twofold. It works to train and enlighten civil society on its role in policymaking, the responsibilities of the legislature, and on existing decrees and issues affecting Nigerians. Alternatively, CISLAC aims to ensure that the legislature at local, state, and federal levels is aware of its relationship within the legislature and with other government bodies, its role in policymaking and oversight, and its responsibility in acting as a voice for the people.
CISLAC is presently undertaking a project on Capacity for Research and Advocacy for Fair Taxation, CRAFT which is aimed at promoting a fair, just, transparent, equitable and accountable tax system. Under this project, CISLAC had conducted and published a Baseline study of taxation in Nigeria and facilitated the formation and launch of a Tax Justice and Governance Platform, TJ & GP which is a loose network of CSOs, Professional Bodies, Individuals and Media Persons working towards engaging policy makers on tax issues in Nigeria through research, capacity building, advocacy and campaigns for a pro-poor approach to tax administration that guarantees development. CISLAC is host to the Platform and presently houses her Secretariat.
In order to strengthen the campaign and deliver effectively on its tax Justice Engagements, CISLAC requires the services of a Task Justice Desk Officer to provide support for the program team and coordinate the activities of the Secretariat of the Platform.
The Desk Officer will be expected to:
  1. Coordinate the activities of the CISLAC on research, advocacy, capacity building and networking.
  2. Maintain constant communication with the TJ &GP members to ensure effective coordination between their individual organisations activities and those of TJ & GP.
  3. Establish and maintain strategic relationships with policy makers, opinion makers, relevant institutions, Civil Society Organisations and other relevant partners for promoting the tax justice agenda in Nigeria.
  4. Circulate information between among Platform members and within CISLAC of Tax Justice Issues.
  5. Provide Support to the CRAFT Project Implementation team for effective implementation of Tax Justice Interventions.
  6. Contribute to fundraising for activities and Proposals and Project designs Development of Proposals.
  7. Perform any other assigned duties in pursuit of CISLAC’s Vision, Mission and Mandate.
  1. A graduate level in any branch of economics, political science or related discipline.
  2. A considerable experience in development-related research in government, Non-Governmental Organisations or in a research institute environment.
  3. Familiarity with operations of networks and coalitions.
  4. Sound and informed knowledge of development economics and, domestic tax, the broader international development agenda and National Tax and Fiscal matters in Nigeria.
  5. A proven experience in writing policy briefs, commissioning policy reports and advocacy  will be desirable.
  6. Strong communication and computer skills.
  7. At least two years experience in a similar position.
  8. Great interpersonal skills. 
All Applications and Resume Should be emailed to on or before August 31, 2014 with INTERNSHIP – Tax Justice Desk Officer as the Subject of the mail.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For more information,visit: CISLAC NIGERIA


ScholarshipAlert:Master’s in International Human Rights Law


oxfordFunding has been secured from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, the Alistair Berkley Charitable Trust (African awards only) and Kellogg College, Oxford, for ten scholarships for candidates from developing African and South Asian Commonwealth countries*.

The Scholarships will provide course and college fees over two years, as as well as air travel to and from the scholar’s home country for each residential session and a stipend for reading materials.

‘The Commonwealth Scholars from Africa we have had thus far are superb, and delightful’, said Dr Andrew Shacknove, Director of the International Human Rights Law programme. ‘They are intellectually gifted and highly committed as human rights advocates. Thanks to the generosity of Kellogg College and the Alistair Berkley Charitable Trust, in September the Commonwealth scheme will be doubled to ten scholarships and will now include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This makes it possible to offer full support to a third of our students, coming from developing countries with significant human rights challenges and potential.’

This is the third year that the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission has funded International Human Rights Law scholarships at Oxford with an annual grant of £160k. To date the Commission has given £320k. The Alistair Berkley Charitable Trust has made a grant of £48,505 for students specifically from developing African countries.

All ten scholars will attend Kellogg College while undertaking the Master’s at Oxford.

For more information about the scholarships please click here


Call for Applications: Andela Software Development Fellowship

Andela logo
Are you looking for a job that is exciting, respectable, stable, has opportunities for growth and pays well? Jobs like that don’t come easily. But, if you are smart, hardworking and would love to learn how to build software that has a huge global impact (like Facebook, or Twitter), then you need to learn about Andela.

Andela is a new kind of company. In partnership with some of the best engineers and technology entrepreneurs in Nigeria, the United States and Canada, we hire and train Africa’s brightest and most driven young people so that in just a few years, they can go from never having written a line of code to being world-class software engineers.

As part of our entirely merit-based selection process, we offer a free two week Boot Camp where instructors with years of software development experience will teach you the basics of front end web programming and help you collaboratively build your first web development project.

Our ideal candidate must be extremely driven, hard-working, detail oriented, curious, and deeply interested in building software or websites, but might not have any formal training in it. While we respect degrees and prior experience in software development, it is not necessary for the purposes of this role.

Application Deadline : July 18, 2014

Location: Lagos

2 week Boot Camp : July 28 – August 8, 2014
This is a FREE Unpaid 2-week training that will give you valuable entry-level programming skills. Boot camp serves as a two-week long interview from which Top candidates will be employed by Andela.

2 month Immersion Training: August 11 – October 3, 2014
For those selected after Boot Camp there will be a subsequent  two-month immersion training program. A stipend of N81,500/month will be given to participants for the duration of the program. After two months of training you will be qualified to work on global projects with top technology companies and financial institution in Canada and the United States as part of our team.

Long Term Employment:  
At the end of the two month paid training period, employees will be eligible for high-paid continued training and employment with Andela.

For more information,visit: Andela

#VacancyAlert: GPI seeks Monitoring Evaluation And Reporting Officer (MERO)





Location :Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Application Deadline :30 July, 2014

Salary: Negotiable

Languages Required :English

Starting Date :August 1st, 2014

Duration of Initial Contract:1 year initially (Extendable)


Under the overall guidance of the Coordinator GPI Calabar center and direct supervision of the Deputy Coordinator, the MERO will be responsible for monitoring evaluation and reporting for all GPI Projects. Ensuring high quality and timely inputs towards the achievement of intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner. The MERO will also ensure that GPI prtojects and activities fit into the strategic vision of GPI.

The MERO will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of the organisation; assisting the Deputy Coordinator in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress and will monitor the project activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the Management Information System (MIS) of all projects and will be responsible for the collection & analysis of different data in relation to the project activities.

The MERO shall work in close collaboration with the GPI Project Execution Team and all other partners/collaborators of GPI

Duties and Responsibilities

The MERO will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, evaluation and reporting procedures
  • Monitor all project activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output;
  • Recommend further improvement of the logical frame work •Develop monitoring and impact indicator for each project success;
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results;
  • Monitor the sustainability of the project’s results;
  • Provide feedback to the Deputy Coordinator on projects strategies and activities towards ensuring results based management
  • Suggest strategies to the Deputy Coordinator for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of projects by identifying challenges in completing project activities and developing plans to mitigate such challenges;
  • Provide project reports to the Deputy Coordinator as at when due
  • Conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation system Develop indicators and a monitoring strategy for the organisation;Participate in project reviews and planning meetings as at when due and assist the Deputy Coordinator in preparing relevant reports;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of the effects and impact of the project;
  • Assist in coordinating across the available components of the Project to ensure effective implementation of M&E/MIS;
  • Assist the project personnel with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use.
  • Perform other duties as required;
  • Measurable Outputs and Performance Indicators
  • Preparation of monthly MIS reports;
  • Assist the Deputy Coordinator in preparing project reports and other relevant reports;
  • Organize and conduct training on M&E/MIS for program staff
  • Assist Deputy Coordinator in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from projects;
  • Provide input and update information related to project outcome in GPI website;
  • Prepare Issues Log and Risk Log for the program and projects;


Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates integrity by modeling good work values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of GPI
Displays cultural, gender, religion, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing Priorities and competing deadlines
Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support

Knowledge Management and Learning

In-depth knowledge on MIS, M&E and development issues
Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities;
Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, Respectful and helpful relations with donors and staff.
Ability to lead implementation of new systems, and affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change


Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behavior

Required Skills and Experience

Education: University Degree preferably in Social Work, Sociology or related field.

Experience: At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development/SRHR projects implemented by state/national NGOs or Government;
Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports;
Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software;
Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software;
Strong training & facilitation skills.

Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken and English.

Any qualified candidate should send their CV and a cover letter to

Call for Applications: Paradigm Initiative Nigeria Internet Policy Internships

pinAn ICT Policy internship at Paradigm Initiative Nigeria is your chance to join our policy team working on emerging threats to digital rights and to connect with our global network of Internet policy advocates. You’ll be partnered with a member our policy team who will provide the guidance and structure that will enable you to make the most out of your time working on one of today’s most pressing socio-economic issues in Nigeria. While there’s a lot of flexibility in Paradigm Initiative Nigeria’s fast-paced working environment, you’ll generally be assigned to one (or more) of our key ICT policy areas.

We’re seeking quick learners capable of quickly wrapping their head around and analysing ICT Policy issues, and supporting the organization in the development and execution of these initiatives. As a part of our team, you can expect to:

  • Gain experience and expertise in a specific ICT policy area
  • Be mentored and trained by a member of our policy team
  • Research, write, and edit policy briefs and position papers (with your name on them!)
  • Prepare external and internal advocacy materials and write blog posts
  • Attend and contribute to our team meetings

A successful applicant will have an interest in at least one ICT Policy area and have a passion to learn more about technology, human rights and socio-economic opportunities. Ideally, candidates should preferably be enrolled in a university (or a recent graduate) of law, political science, international relations or with a technology background.

Being well organized, motivated, and reliable will also help your application, as will research and writing skills and fluency in a foreign language, but if you only speak English, that’s fine too.

Interns will ideally work out of our amazing Abuja office. However, due to our love of the internet, we’re happy to talk virtually and applicants will be considered from locations worldwide.

Time Commitment and Considerations

  • One full academic term (usually 3 months)
  • Minimum of 30 hours per week
  • Start date no later than June 2, 2014
  • This is a paid internship



Application Requirements
To apply, email your CV, a cover letter (explaining your interest in our work) and two references (ideally an academic and a professional reference) to by 5pm on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Please use “POLICY INTERN – [Your Name]” as the subject line.

Global Voices Meetup coming to Lagos,Nigeria


Global Voices Meetups are back in 2014. Following a successful round of gatherings in six cities around the world in 2013, members of our community are working to organize opportunities for our readers and others interested to learn more about our work and to become involved in our mission. We are pleased to announce the next Global Voices Meetup is scheduled for Thursday, April 17 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The meetup will be hosted by Global Voices community member Nwachukwu Egbunike (@feathersproject) in conjunction with the School of Media and Communication at Pan-Atlantic University in Victoria Island, Lagos beginning at 9:00 a.m. Registration is required (see below for more information).

The Meetup will be an opportunity for students, bloggers, and others working in the field of citizen media to share experiences and to learn about the work of one another. In addition, the event will focus on:

  • Providing an overview of the work that we do at Global Voices, including Rising Voices, Advox, and Lingua
  • Sharing ways that the wider community can get involved with Global Voices
  • Networking activities so that participants can share information about their own digital projects or ideas for projects
  • Discussions about how to validate news on social media

If you are interested in taking part, please fill out the following registration form. You will receive a confirmation email regarding your participation. The event is free to attend, but space is limited. You can also send an email to: rising [at] for more information. Please follow the hashtag #GVMeetup for this and other meetups from around the world.

Source: Global Voices