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The Public Affairs Section of the United States of America Consulate General in Lagos is calling for applications for its 2015/2016 Fulbright Junior Staff Development (JSD) programme. Administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York, the programme is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.
PURPOSE: The programme is designed primarily to strengthen African universities by giving grantees the opportunity to conduct doctoral research in U.S. It offers young and exceptionally promising faculty members in Nigerian universities the opportunity to conduct doctoral research at U.S. academic or research institutions for a maximum of nine (9) months.
GRANT BENEFIT: The grant covers the grantee’s round trip airfare to the U.S., a settling-in allowance, monthly stipend, housing allowance and computer allowance. The grant also covers basic university health insurance as a primary insurance coverage and the Fulbright ASPE health benefit as secondary coverage.
The grant does not cover travel of dependent; hence grantees will not be allowed to travel with spouse and children to the United States.
FIELD OF STUDY: The programme is open to applicants from any of the following study fields: Science Engineering, Technology, Arts, Journalism/Public Relations/Media Studies, Agriculture/Food Science, Economics, Environmental Science, International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration/Policy, Public Health and Tourism.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible for the grant, applicants must:
- be citizens or nationals of Nigeria or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by the Government of Nigeria;
- be doctoral students who have completed a significant amount of their doctoral programme in Nigerian universities and have the endorsement of their home institution;
- have an outstanding academic record and high level of English proficiency;
- take their first TOEFL exam on or before May 24, 2014;
- meet the minimum score on required standardized tests (TOEFL: a score of 90 & GRE a score of 800);and
- have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the programme as scheduled and to returning home
Please note that:
- Only applicants with strong proposals outlining their research objectives, methodology, time-frame and justification for conducting the research in the U.S. will be short-listed for interviews.
- Preference will be given to applicants who have not studied in the U.S.
- U.S. institutions rarely accept research students in the fields of business, land and accounting due to high demand for full-time programmes and tuition concern. As a consequence, there is a great challenge in finding placements for such grantees unless their proposals are tilted toward economics, development-related areas, democracy, human rights and conflict resolution.
APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS:
- Applicants should log onto https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international, enter an e-mail address and create a password. Please remember this password because it will be used throughout the application process.
- Applicants are strongly advised to read the instructions preceding the application carefully and seek the assistance of senior colleagues who are Fulbright alumni before filling out the forms. All JSD applicants should select “Visiting Researcher” as their degree objective in their applications.
- All applicants must fill out the application forms completely and attach their supporting documents online (3 academic and professional references, Curriculum Vitae, academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended and writing sample).
A complete application includes:
- An online application with: a clearly written research objective; and a professional resume.
- Three letters of reference specifying the personal, academic and professional competence of the candidates (submitted electronically and attached to the online application).
- Official academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended should be scanned and attached to the online applications; official paper transcripts should also be sent at a later date.
- TOEFL and GRE score reports.
Hard copies of official academic transcripts and other supplementary documents should be forwarded by regular mail to: Fulbright JSD Programme Officer, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, 2, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.
DEADLINE: The STRICT deadline for the submission of online application and all supplementary documents is 12 Noon on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Please note that the Public Affairs Section will ONLY NOTIFY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES.
ENQUIRIES: Specific questions not addressed by the online application instructions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor, Deputy Editors, Assistant Editors, Reporters & State Correspondents and Freelance State Correspondents in a Leading national newspaper in Lagos & Abuja
Our client, a leading national newspaper operating in Lagos and Abuja focused on enhancing its leadership position and breaking new grounds in the media market, is desirous of infusing fresh, energetic news hunters to complement its workforce. We are looking for young but talented, self-motivated persons to fill the following openings:
b) Deputy Editors (Lagos & Abuja)
c) Assistant Editors
d) Reporters & State Correspondents
e) Freelance State Correspondents
The Minimum requirement for positions a – c is B.Sc. OR HND in ANY discipline with a minimum working experience of 5 years as a Sub, Production, Assistant or Deputy Editor of a national newspaper. Our top editorial personnel must be exceptional newsroom managers, possessing outstanding leadership, reportorial and enhanced newspaper production skills. You must be a thorough-bred on-the-field and be able to lead a news-hungry team to deliver an outstanding national publication to readers and advertisers. If you do not have the passion to exceed expectations, do not apply.
Reporters & State Correspondents represents the newspaper and cover breaking news and events on their beat or in their state of assignment. Excellent and flawless use of the English language is required. Aside being a smart, formal dresser at all times, you must possess exceptional style and reportorial language that makes a difference and commands respect You must hold at barest minimum, an OND or its equivalent. If you have no experience, be doubly prepared to demonstrate uncommon intelligence and desperation to succeed.
Short listed Editorial candidates and potential State Correspondents may be required to present their prior published works as part of the appraisal process.
We are a socially-responsible media house with very competitive pay for successful applicants.
Please forward your written application, updated RESUME with social media profiles; a recent passport or full photograph by EMAIL to email@example.com Not later than 12 noon. Wednesday March 12. 2014
For some time now, some students have been unable to access their UNILAG Email because they don’t know how to go about it.
Here are steps to follow to get yours back.
1. Click on the Retrieve Mail link.
2. Enter your matriculation number.
3. Click on Retrieve Email and your unique UNILAG Email would be generated. Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Thereafter, you would be asked if you wish to reset your password. Respond Yes!
5. Enter your JAMB Registration Number.
6. Modify your password to something you can easily remember. Thereafter, click on ‘reset password’.
7. Click on this link to login to your Student Email account
8. Enter the first part of your email address i.e. abdussalam.amoo
9. Enter your password. (Note: Password is case sensitive i.e. t is not same as T)
10. You will be prompted to change your password
Note: If you are freshman (fresher), click on this link to get yours.
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I wish to inform you that African Association of Entrepreneurs, Nigeria (AAEN) has been duly registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). This is a great opportunity to link up with entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Benin, South Africa, Ghana and other sister African countries.
What is AAEN?
AAEN is a member-based non-profit association established to mentor willing individuals and businesses in order to enhance their creativities, innovations and growth potentials. The African Association of Entrepreneurs Nigeria (AAEN) is affiliated to the Association of African Entrepreneurs (AAE). The latter was formally founded on May 2004 in Accra, Ghana, and was formally registered under the Ghanaian Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179). However, the African Association of African Entrepreneurs Nigeria was registered effectively on 17th September, 2013 with CAC in Nigeria with an incorporation number CAC 64166.
Are you seeking to grow your business to global markets? Do you want to make contact with customers? Then join AAE today. Do you want to be educated on the dynamics of small businesses or enterprise building?
You can be part of this new initiative by logging on to our website on http://www.aaeafrica.org/nigeria
Or send email letter of intention to
Lukman.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Raimi, L. FAAE, MNIM, AMIMC
Project Director, AAEN
In its continued commitment to empowering dreams and enriching lives, MTN in the last six years has brought in renowned speakers like Les Brown, Chris Gardner, David Plouffe, Farrah Gray and Ram Charan to speak to Nigerians on topics bordering on entrepreneurship, strategy, motivation amongst others. Formerly tagged the MTN Motivational Series, the project has been revamped and repackaged as the MTN Leadership Seminar to bring more value to her customers and the general public.
The maiden edition of the Leadership Seminar in Nigeria is with the objective of:
“Exploring new Technology Frontiers for Life and Business”.
Invited to discuss this theme is Steve Woniak, a philanthropist and co-founder of Apple. Steve is equally the founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose amongst others. He also authored and co-authored several books such as iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon – How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It; The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security; Leaders in Computing: Changing the Digital World; Steve Wozniak-Inventor of the Apple Computer, etc. Read more about Steve here.
Interested individuals are expected to register online to be considered for attendance. Being an MTN subscriber is important in the process of completing the registration. The event would hold as follows:
Lagos: 4th March, 2014
Port-Harcourt: 5th March, 2014
Click here to get an invitation.
Youth Organization Capacity Building School – Season 4
Youth Organisation Capacity Building School is an initiative of Youngstars Foundation.
This is the leading youth program in Nigeria that shows youth organizations how to:
- Create a high performing youth organization
- Develop and implement impactful ideas
- Write winning proposals and gain more donor funding
- Build rewarding and lasting donor relationships among others.
- Meet face to face with donors working in Nigeria face to face.
- Get a free CD with lists of different local and international donors funding youth.
- Get all the conference sessions and other helpful resources in a free CD.
Our speakers are from USAID, US Embassy Abuja, National Democratic Institute (NDI), among others.
Date and Venue: March 19th – 21st 2014 – Abuja, Nigeria.
Youth aged 18 to 35, running/working in a youth organization or interested in starting a youth NGO.
March 7, 2014
How to Apply
Use the Online Application System
N10,000 only and payable after you have been selected.
Participants are responsible for their transportation and accommodation. Lunch shall be served daily at the program.
Accommodation Scholarship may be available, periodically check our website for announcement on accommodation support.
For more inquiries call +234 703 5535 876 or +234 809 8333 348 or email email@example.com
Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust (BNET) is inviting applications from citizens of Commonwealth Country (other than Nigeria) for BNET Commonwealth Fellowship 2014. The program is completed with teaching and research at the University of Ibadan for a period of up to three months.
Fellows will receive monthly stipend, accommodation at the University, return fare from her/his home country to Ibadan, and an agreed allowance for research or other costs during the award.
- Applicants must be the citizen of a Commonwealth Country other than Nigeria.
- Applicants must be at a senior level who can contribute to teaching, supervision and/or research at the University.
- Work experience in the field of Agriculture and Food Security, Health and renewable Energy are prioritized though professionals from all field of work can apply.
Deadline: 28 February 2014
For more information, please visit Fellowship Opportunity Announcement page.
Orange Magazine is looking for 12 young journalists, photographers and video-makers (aged between 18 and 30) from all over the world to cover this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.
Who are we? Orange Magazine provides journalistic education and supports young journalists by giving them room to explore media and current affairs.
Where? Bonn, Germany
When? 30 June to 2 July 2014
Costs? Travel costs will be reimbursed by our partner Deutsche Welle. Accommodation for three nights and food are covered.
Submission deadline: 14 March 2014, 23h59 CET
Selected participants notified by: 20 March 2014
The call is open to young journalists from all over the world. DW will assist with the visa applications for those who need it. Please note that selected participants will need to produce and write articles for their home media as well as for Orange Magazine.
We are especially looking for participants from:
Africa in particular Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania, Israel and Lebanon, Myanmar/Burma, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Turkey.
Orange Magazine is a project of European Youth Press (EYP), an organisation working for the benefit of young journalists in Europe.
Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster and host of the DW Global Media Forum. A congress with international reach that draws both media representatives and professionals from all over the world, working in the fields of politics, culture, business, development and science. This year’s DW Global Media Forum in Bonn will focus on “From information to participation: challenges for the media”.
The organisers will provide the Orange Magazine team with free access to the whole event including opportunities to interview both guest speakers and participants.
The following positions are open for applications:
Responsibilities: The photographer will take pictures of the event, which will be published in the print edition of the Orange Magazine, on the Orange Magazine website, Facebook page and newsletters. The photographer will be expected to edit his own pictures on Photoshop/Aperture in order to prepare them for publishing quality.
Eligibility: You will have to provide your own camera equipment and demonstrate previous experience in photography.
Application: Please send a CV and a portfolio with your pictures.
2 VIDEO JOURNALISTS
Responsibilities: The video team will create a 3-5 videos, which will include the highlights of the conference and some vox pops with the key guests and organisers of the event.
Eligibility: Experience in video editing and camera shooting.
Application: Please send CV and samples from your previous video work.
1 MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST
Responsibilities: The social media journalist will have to visit briefly all of the sessions and update with some snapshots and catchy messages the Orange Website, LinkedIn, Instagram, Infogram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Facebook and Twitter.
Eligibility: Social media experience required, having blog or twitter accounts are an asset.
Application: Please send CV and/or examples of blog/Twitter/Facebook or other social media page.
8 PRINT/WEB JOURNALISTS
Responsibilities: The Orange team will produce one issue of the magazine during the Global Media Forum. Each member will have to write at least 1 feature related to the topics of the 2014 edition of the Global Media Forum: “from information to participation: challenges for the media”.
In order to apply for the conference you will have to suggest a story idea related to the topic “From information to participation: challenges for the media” in advance. You will have to answer the following questions in no more than 300 words:
- What is your story idea?
- How is it related to the conference topic?
- How are you going to research the topic?
- Who are you planning to interview?
Application: Please send a CV, previous work and your concept for a feature article related to the mentioned theme.
Please note that social media skills are highly appreciated. You will be expected to tweet and feed our Facebook page during the conference. Audio and video skills are considered an advantage. We expect perfect working and writing knowledge of English and the capacity to work with people from other cultural backgrounds.
How to apply:
Please apply by submitting this form and sending your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information contact:
DW Global Media Forum:
Please note that submissions which are not in English, and/or are incomplete and/or have arrived after the deadline will be automatically disqualified.
The Walden Woods Project/Thoreau Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “preserving the land, legacy and literature of Henry David Thoreau and fostering an ethic of environmental stewardship and social responsibility.”
Live Deliberately Essay Contest
Henry David Thoreau said “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.”
How do you make a difference? In 500 words or fewer, consider your conscious endeavors.
- Three age categories: 13-15 yrs., 16-18 yrs., and 19-21 yrs. old.
- Open to students around the world
- Click here to enter for the essay contest
Deadline for Submission: 14 March 2014
For guidelines, visit the Essay Contest page of the World Wide Waldens website.
To read essays from previous years click here.
Are you passionate about development? Are you good at facilitating? Then support the next World Conference on Youth as part of the team of international youth facilitators!
The World Conference on Youth 2014, “Mainstreaming Youth in the Post 2015 Development Agenda” will take place from 6 to 10 May, 2014 in The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The Conference has a unique aim of producing a joint outcome document by states and youth, called “Colombo Action Plan”.
The WCY2014 is expected to bring together 1500 participants, half of them young people, and 150 of them will come from marginalised backgrounds, making the conference one of the most well represented youth events at the global level.
All costs of youth selected to attend the conference including airfare and accommodation will be borne by the organizers.
The pre-conference process is led by an independent international youth task force which represents major global youth organisations and regional platforms ensuring regional and gender balance.
For more information please visit http://www.wcy2014.com
OBJECTIVES OF THE WORLD CONFERENCE ON YOUTH 2014
• To create an inclusive youth participation platform that enables young people to review the progress on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals
• To share ideas, experiences and innovative approaches for effectively contributing to the post-2015 development agenda and its implementation
• To facilitate a process that increases awareness on and implementation of the World Programme for Action on Youth
• To facilitate effective partnerships with youth, youth-led organisations and youth movements to further strengthen inclusive youth participation in the decision-making processes and implementation of the post-2015 development agenda
• To contribute to the establishment of a permanent youth engagement mechanism that ensures consistent follow- up with young people and further boosts their participation and partnership in the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda at national, regional and global levels.
EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THE WORLD CONFERENCE ON YOUTH 2014
• Colombo Youth Action Plan addressing the following:
o Increased awareness on the World Programme for Action on Youth
o Increased intergenerational dialogue to strengthen youth participation in global/regional/national development
o Increased commitment to youth policy with effective participation of young people
o Increased efforts to strengthen and boost the establishment of national youth councils o Increased investment and resources on youth development and participation o Priorities of youth for the post-2015 development agenda
The Colombo Youth Action Plan will aim to provide input into intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda.
We are looking for enthusiastic and competent young facilitators to facilitate the thematic discussions during the WCY2014.
ROLE OF YOUTH FACILITATORS
The WCY2014 will be based on 7 thematic areas and 7 cross-cutting issues that will be discussed during three days in smaller groups.
Foundations & Cross Cutting Issues
- Achieving Good Governance and Accountability
- Inclusive Youth Participation at all levels
- Youth Rights
- Globalization/ Inclusive Youth Led-Development (MOI)
- Ending Systemic Inequalities
- Gender Equality
- Empowering Marginalized Youth including Most at Risk Young People
- Realizing Equal Access to Quality Education
- Full Employment and Entrepreneurship
- Poverty Eradication and Food Security
- Promoting Healthy Lives and Access to Health
- Environmental Protection, Emergency Preparedness and Youth Centered Urbanization – Realizing Peace, Reconciliation and Ending violence
- Ensuring Inclusive Recreation, Sports and Culture
Pairs of facilitators (an international facilitator together with a Sri Lankan facilitator) will take responsibility for one of the themes or cross-cutting issues and will facilitate three sessions focussing on their area, one on each day.
Each session will be attended by approximately 50 youth delegates and government representatives. The aims of the conference and the diversity among participants have to be taken into account when devising the methods to be used in every session. The sessions need to be characterised by creativity, interactiveness and respect for the participants’ different experiences and opinions in the spirit of inter-cultural understanding and tolerance. Facilitators will have to strive to get everyone in the group involved in the working process and work in a result-oriented manner. They will need to summarise the results of the session in a concise way to be able to support the conference outcome document that will be adopted by youth delegates and governments.
There will be a preparatory day on Tuesday 6 May during which the selected facilitators will get to know their co-facilitator, receive introductions to the thematic areas and cross-cutting issues and have time to prepare the sessions. Background materials will be sent ahead of the Conference.
PROFILE OF YOUTH FACILITATORS
- Have experience in participatory working methods both with young people and with adults – Have experience as a facilitator in the youth sector
- Be able to facilitate group discussions under time pressure with the aim to reach a common conclusion
- Have experience in leading groups comprised of participants with different levels of knowledge and experience
- Have intercultural sensitivity and experience in working with international groups – Be a good team player
- Have a good knowledge of youth participation and the post-2015 development process – Have the competence to summarise and to present discussion outcomes – Speak English fluently. The knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
- Be available for the whole length of the conference, including the preparatory day on Tuesday 6 May.
If you are interested in joining the team of facilitators, please fill in the online application form here:
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 21 FEBRUARY 2014.
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