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Call for applications: TBLF Graduate Employability Training 2014

TBLF LogoAre you young and willing to build a successful career but don’t know how?

The Bridge Leadership Foundation, a Leadership and Mentoring Foundation  is inviting applications from Graduates for its 3rd Graduate Employability Training Programme. The Foundation assists 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 seeks to invest in the employability potential of young Nigerians particularly those residing in Cross River State by delivering  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 April 21st – 25th, 2014.

 Criteria:
§ Must be a graduate (from any discipline) between the ages of 20-35 years
§ Self-driven
§ Willingness to learn & readiness to work
Successful candidates will be invited to the screening session. Candidates are advised to attend with the following documents:
§ Educational Credentials
§ Birth Certificate

Deadline for pre-registration is Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 12 noon. Screening venue will only be communicated to selected candidates.
 Download your  GET Application Form- 2014   or at www.thebridgeleadership.org and submit to info@thebridgeleadership.org or :
 
 The Bridge Leadership Foundation
1B Amaku Street, Off Adiabo Street,
(Via Atekong Drive) State Housing Estate
Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
info@thebridgeleadership.org

Upon selection, you will be required to pay a N10,000.00 registration fee.
 For more details, please call 08105738992 or e-mail:info@thebridgeleadership.org

For more information,visit: www.thebridgeleadership.org

Register! TBLF 2013 Career Day in Calabar!

TBLF LogoThe Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) is pleased to announce the theme of the 3rd Edition of its Career & Founder’s Day scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at the Cultural Centre, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

Following a successful 1st & 2nd editions; the theme for this year is “The Crisis of Leadership”.

The Career Day seeks to inspire and empower young people in choosing the right career paths and making informed decisions. The aim of the event is to provide a platform for young Nigerians and graduates who are; seeking to enter the job market, at the start of their career or aspiring to be entrepreneurs, to learn from accomplished entrepreneurs and professionals (home and abroad) that have made major achievements in different sectors in the society. The Career day event will also offer a message of hope, while providing participants with practical examples to help them shape their leadership abilities, inspire their creativity to become thought leaders in their personal, educational and career lives.

Adopting the TED-talks format the event will be a charged exchange of ideas and knowledge that will focus on understanding the crises of leadership in all sectors of the economy and assisting young people re-learn practical leadership skills relevant to their Careers and businesses, and the essence of innovation and sustainability. This year’s Career Day event is a unique; as it aims at bringing to young people firsthand experience of interaction with young Nigerians who have shown outstanding leadership examples in their careers and businesses in different sectors of the economy; spanning through Health, The Media, Management consulting, and Civil Society as well as the Public Sector.

Our speaker’s line up includes:

Ola Orekunrin, Founder/CEO, The Flying Doctors, Nigeria

 

Emilia Asim-Ita, Senior Consultant , Strategy and External Relations, ThistlePraxis Consulting Ltd, Lagos

Oluseun Onigbinde – Ashoka Fellow and Founder, BudgIT, Lagos

 O’Seun Odewale–  Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, USA & Personal Assistant/Adviser to the Executive Governor of Ekiti State

While the welcome address is to be delivered by The Ag. Director of TBLF/Lead Consultant, of  ThistlePraxis Consulting, Mrs. Ini Onuk.

Speaking at the Media briefing, Ms. Esther Eshiet, the Programmes Officer at TBLF said “We are excited to be presenting the third edition of the Career Day event; we are gathering some of the best and brightest young minds in Nigeria to share their personal and professional experiences of leadership with their peers. We are adopting a peer –to- peer approach to present to young people practical examples of leadership exhibited by their peers to enable them avoid the pitfalls of history”

The 2011 edition of the event was with the theme: “Leading the Change” it featured Fela Durotoye, C.E.O, Visible Impact, Kunle Soriyan, President, T.O.S Company,  Peter Bamkole,  Director, Enterprise Development Centre- Pan African University, Thelma Ekiyor, ED, TY Danjuma Foundation  and Cobhams Asuquo, Award winning Producer/Musician.

“Talent, Leadership & Entrepreneurship” was the theme of the 2012 edition which brought to Calabar; Idris Bello, Program Director at Wennovation Hub, Nigeria and President Oxford University African Society, United Kingdom, Grace Nanyonga, Founder, Grana Fish Supplies Ltd, Uganda, Tobias & Titus Igwe, Founders, Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen, Nigeria, Esther Agbarakwe, Environmental Sustainability Advocate, Population Action International, USA, Nnaemeka Ikegwonu – Executive Director,The Smallholders Foundation, Nigeria and Steve Harris – CEO, Edge-E-cution, Nigeria, as well as Emmanuel  Etim – Directorate of Science and Human Resources, Science and Technology, Africa Union Commission, Ethiopia

About The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF):

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) a non-profit leadership and capacity development Foundation committed to building a generation of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and for making a difference in the world.

TBLF has concluded a hugely successful Career Day- attended by over 3000 young persons in 2011 and 2012, identified and trained 80 graduates on employability skills via its Graduate Employability Training (GET) for 80 graduates and started an Opportunity Facilitation for its GET Alumni, as well as organized a FIFA Franchised Football project for Youth leaders in Cross River State, enrolled her first and second batch of mentees as well as kick started an Emerging Entrepreneurs Dialogue for aspiring and existing  business owners in Cross River State.

Participation in the Career day is strictly by registration; registration outlets are as follows:

1.      TBLF Office, 2nd Floor, 15a M.M. Highway (FotoStudio Building) Calabar

2.      Lush Signatures, 13 Adak Uko Street, Off  Mbukpa Road, Calabar

3.      KuteCraft, City Clinic Plaza, Ndidem Usang Iso Road, Calabar

4.      MACBITE, Calabar Road, Calabar, Calabar

5.      Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, 89 Uwanse Street, Calabar

6.      Alaba Communications, UNICAL, Opp. Unical Secondary School, Calabar

7.      Softnet Technologies, Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar

8.      American Corner, Women Development Centre, Parliamentary, Calabar

For more information; please contact Esther on 08105738992 or Antigha on 08185582531. Email: esther@thebridgeleadership.orginfo@thebridgeleadership.org  or visit:www.thebridgeleadership.org

Vacancy Alert: The Bridge Leadership Foundation seeks Executive Director

Vacancy pixThe 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.

The Foundation is a young foundation committed to building generations of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and make a difference in their communities. The Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic and creative leader with impeccable integrity to further strengthen the work the Foundation has done.
Candidates must be deeply committed to the Foundation’s purpose and values. They should bring demonstrated interests, and optimally, professional experience, in the foundation’s core areas, and have a record of accomplishment. They must be interested in working with and answering to an active board that has high standards and also values its participation in policymaking.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
In executing these responsibilities, the Executive Director must be able to engage trustees effectively and provide them with concise and rigorous information to make sound decisions. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Trustees and work closely with the Board Chair. The Executive Director will:
1.      Assume leadership for the creation, vision and implementation of an operational plan, covering administration and program development, including the setting of both short and long-term goals and objectives;
2.      Develop requests for proposals, assess and evaluate programs and make recommendations to the board.
3.      Develop and lead the strategy of the Foundation within the broad context of the local and national landscape by using performance measurements to guide strategic and operational decision-making.
4.      Take a leadership role in driving a collaborative process with the Board of Trustees, staff and members that would result in the development of goals, objectives and operational plans for the organization.
5.      Oversees preparation of the annual budget and other necessary financial documents. Provide information and justifications for Board of Trustees in its budgetary review and approval process.
6.      Ensure the organization has diverse staff with skills appropriate to the needs of the position through people management activities including hiring, separation of employment, ongoing staff development, performance management, compensation and benefits.
7.      Manage all fund development activities, including grant writing, cultivation and stewardship of donors, event planning, and identifying new resources. Actively seek and maintain a diverse donor base of individual, businesses, foundations and government segments.
8.      Build long term relationships with key donor segments based on mission, cultivation and stewardship, program outcomes and sound fiscal management.
9.      Lead organization’s financial growth in order to maintain healthy cash flow, provide full services to our constituents and maintain adequate reserves to support board-approved investments and risk-taking.
10.  Develop a strategic marketing plan that provides a clear and concise message telling the Foundation’s story. Oversee the execution of marketing and media relations. Represent TBLF in all media relations by participating in interviews, developing press releases and all other media type engagements.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
1.                  Undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
2.                  A minimum of 5 years nonprofit work experience in comparable fields. At least 3 years of demonstrated success in staff leadership, fundraising, partnership development and financial management.
3.                  Demonstrated success of effectively leading change and organizational growth through strategic planning.
4.                  Demonstrated knowledge of working on youth related development programs and projects.
5.                  Demonstrated success in acquiring agency support through successful grant applications and general fund raising.
6.                  Strong fund development, marketing and public relations experience to successfully engage stakeholders, including funders, business partners, policy makers, media and communities.
7.                  Strong and effective oral and written communication skills.
8.                  Personal qualities that include integrity, commitment to TBLF’s mission, respect for diversity and the ability to inspire and motivate.
SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. No relocation allowance or benefits will be given.
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates are invited to send a substantive cover letter describing interest in the position and qualifications, resume/cv, salary history, and one writing sample to: vacancy@thebridgeleadership.org by January 12, 2012.

Call for Applications:2012 Graduate Employability Training Programme

2012 Graduate Employability Training – Call for Applications

 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.

Criteria:

  • Must be a graduate (from any discipline) between the ages of 18- 25 years
  • Self-driven
  • §  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 .

Download your application form for FREE; NOW at www.thebridgeleadership.org and submit to info@thebridgeleadership.org on or before Friday, October 26th 2012:

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: info@thebridgeleadership.org or Visit:

The Bridge Leadership Foundation,

2nd Floor, FotoStudio Building,

15A, Murtala Mohammed Highway,Calabar

Cross River State

The Bridge Leadership Foundation presents its 2nd Career/Founder’s Day in Calabar

 The Bridge Leadership Foundation Announces 2nd Edition of her Career Day Event

 

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF)  is pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of its Career & Founder’s Day scheduled to hold Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at the Cultural Centre, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

The theme for this year is ‘Talent, Leadership &  Entrepreneurship.

The Career Day seeks to inspire and empower young people in choosing the right career paths and making informed decisions. The aim of the event is to provide a platform for young Nigerians and graduates who are; seeking to enter the job market, at the start of their career or aspiring to be entrepreneurs, to learn from accomplished entrepreneurs and professionals (home and abroad) that have made major achievements in different sectors in the society.

Adopting the TED-talks format the event will be a charged exchange of ideas and knowledge that will focus on leadership in Career and business, the essence of innovation and sustainability. This year’s Career Day event is a unique; as it aims at bringing to young people firsthand experience of interaction with Africa’s Greatest Young Minds; who were able to transform their talents and skills to successful ideas and businesses.

The welcome address is to be delivered by The Ag. Director of TBLF/Lead Consultant,  of  ThistlePraxis Consulting, Mrs. Ini Onuk.  She will be joined by young Africans who have made tremendous achievements in the fields Information Communication Technology (ICTs), Media, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security as well as Gender advocacy.

The line up of speakers include:

Idris Bello – Program Director at Wennovation Hub,Nigeria and President Oxford University African Society, United Kingdom

Grace Nanyonga – Founder, Grana Fish Supplies Ltd, Uganda

Tobias & Titus Igwe – Founders, Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen, Nigeria

Esther Agbarakwe– Environmental Sustainability Advocate, Population Action International, USA

Nnaemeka Ikegwonu – Executive Director,The Smallholders Foundation, Nigeria

Steve Harris – CEO, EdgeEcution, Nigeria

Emmanuel  Etim – Directorate of Science and Human Resources, Science and Technology, Africa Union Commission, Ethiopia

We are excited about all the young people we are bringing for the Career Day event, we are gathering some of the best and brightest young minds in Africa to share their personal and professional experiences with their peers. We are adopting a peer –to- peer approach because we know when young people communicate with each other, they listen more, assimilate more and become more ignited to challenge the status quo. Hence, we intend to assist young people connect the dots between Talent, Leadership and Entrepreneurship through this year’s event” Says  Esther Eshiet – Programmes Officer at TBLF

The last edition of the event with the theme: ‘Leading the Change”  held in July 2011 featured Fela Durotoye, C.E.O, Visible Impact, Kunle Soriyan, President,  T.O.S Company,  Peter Bamkole,  Director, Enterprise Development Centre- Pan African University, Thelma Ekiyor, ED, TY Danjuma Foundation  and Cobhams Asuquo, Award winning Producer/Musician .

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) a non-profit leadership and capacity development Foundation committed to building a generation of transformational leaders. TBLF is partnering with Northwest Petroleum and Gas Limited, Diamond Bank and UNICEM to host the 2012 Career Day.

Participation in the Career day is strictly by registration; registration outlets are as follows:

  1. FotoStudio Building, M.M. Highway
  2. Lush Signatures, 13 Adak Uko Street, Off  Mbukpa Road
  3. KuteCraft, Ndidem Usang Iso Road Off Favourite Supermarket
  4. MACBITE, Calabar Road
  5. Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, 89 Uwanse Street
  6. Alaba Communications, UNICAL
  7. Kenny’s Fried Chicken, Ekpo Abasi, Street
  8. Softnet Technologies, Mary Slessor Avenue
  9. American Corner, Women Development Centre
  10. 10. Cultural Centre Complex,Calabar

For more information; please contact Esther on 08105738992 or Antigha on 08185582531. Email: esther@thebridgeleadership.org, info@thebridgeleadership.org  or visit: www.thebridgeleadership.org