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Call for Curriculum Developer and Writer

Summary

The curriculum developer and writer shall be required to develop and write a curriculum to be used for the training of young people participating in a democracy, politics and leadership themed program in Nigeria. The curriculum content is expected to be youth friendly in its language, well researched and accurate.

In the course of developing the curriculum, the writer will be required to meet physically and regularly with the project team, as well as conduct interviews with stakeholders across selected states of Nigeria to widen the scope of the curriculum content. This project is scheduled to last for 120 days with a possible no-cost extension of not more than 30 days.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop the scope, syllabus, chapters and structure of the curriculum.
  • Conduct research, interview and interact with relevant resource persons on the subject matter.
  • Research a wide variety of topics across multiple platforms (website, blogs, articles, social updates, case studies, guides, white papers, etc.) for content development.
  • Collaborate with the team lead and members on content creation and development.
  • Harmonize reviews and feedbacks on the first draft by stakeholders.
  • Work with proofreader to ensure a typo/error free document.
  • Work with graphics designers to ensure satisfactory delivery.
  • Deliver final draft to the satisfaction of client.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in different styles/tones
  • Great research, organizational, and intuitive skills.
  • Excellent grasp of English language
  • Creative and innovative thinking and planning
  • Confident of producing content across multiple platforms
  • Impeccable spelling and grammar
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication across all levels of management
  • Ideal candidate must have a positive attitude and be a problem-solver
  • Must be open to travelling around the country
  • OND/HND/BA in Creative writing, Journalism, English, or any closely related field
  • Three years’ experience in content writing and development
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and Google Docs

 

To apply, submit your CV, picture and sample of prior related work to jobs@youngstarsfoundation.org

Deadline: October 25th, 2017.

Shortlisted candidates shall be invited to Abuja for an interview

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Youngstars Foundation is an exciting high performing nonprofit youth organization based in Abuja Nigeria and Accra Ghana. We work with youth in the areas of leadership capacity, democratic governance and entrepreneurship/ innovations. We are constantly thinking outside the box and creating high value youth projects. Do you want to gain world class experience?

Job Title: Communications / Social Media Associate (preferred candidate – FEMALE)

Youngstars Foundation, a nonprofit youth based organization in Abuja is seeking who will be responsible for leading the Corporate Communications team in the execution of communications and media relations strategies, tactics and initiatives of the organization. Interested candidates must able to work as assigned for 5 days a week and weekends (when necessary).

Qualification /requirement:

  • Are a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Have a Diploma or a Degree in communications or related disciplines.
  • Display sound knowledge of the structure of English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, as well as good writing and speaking skills.
  • Have a strong ability to tell stories from basic life experiences and narratives.
  • Have demonstrated skills in composing, editing and proofreading the written language as a means for effectively communicating to a variety of audiences; often requiring creativity or objectivity and impartial reporting.
  • Are able to maintain confidentiality, work with sensitive or proprietary information and exercise discretion.
  • Are knowledgeable of basic computing equipment and software typical in a modern office environment. Knowledge in practical application of Windows OS, MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Experience in media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods will be an advantage.
  • Possess knowledge and experience in the social media and traditional media marketing.
  • Experience sourcing and managing content development and publishing.
  • Display in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
  • Enjoy a working knowledge of the blogging ecosystem relevant to the organization’s field.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research and Google Analytics. Highly knowledgeable in the principles of “Search and Social.”

Office Location

Abuja – Nigeria.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send an Application Letter, CV and recent passport photograph to: jobs@youngstarsfoundation.org

Application Deadline

20th  October, 2017.

 


Job Title: Democracy and Good Governance Program Officer (preferred candidate – FEMALE)

Youngstars Foundation seeks qualified candidates to fill this role :

Shall perform the tasks of general planning, coordination and management of a democracy and good governance youth project. Interested candidates must able to work as assigned for 5 days a week and weekends (when necessary).

Job Requirement/Qualification

  • A Degree/HND in political science, law, development studies or any other related social science discipline.
  • At least 1- 2years of experience in democracy, governance and political-related work with an NGO, or other development organizations is a definite asset.
  • Between 23 and 32 years of age.
  • In-depth knowledge of political and economic issues and trends in especially Nigeria, Africa and surrounding continents.
  • Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks, media outlets, political actors, and individual activists, democratic governance and thematic areas e.g public administration, rule of law, elections, legislative process, local government, civil society, gender and youth.
  • Creative ways to strengthen advocacy initiatives related to democracy, governance, electoral processes and reforms
  • Excellent written and oral English, exceptional analytic capacity and skills and the ability to speak and understand French will be of advantage.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work as a team member and independently, with a high level of self-motivation.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion.
  • Attentiveness to detail and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent and extensive computer skills and high comfort level with computer research, database management, proficient in Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent coordination, networking and facilitation skills.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send an Application Letter, CV and recent passport photograph to: jobs@youngstarsfoundation.org

Application Deadline

20th October, 2017.

 


Job Title – Videographer – Filming & Editing

The Videographer is responsible for filming, editing and delivering outstanding video content for the Organization. S/he must be a multi-skilled, highly competent person who is flexible and knowledgeable enough to play different roles as circumstances requires. The role is hands-on, and he/she must have creative capacity and technical skills.

Job Requirement/Qualification

  • Producing, filming and editing video content.
  • Experience in camera operation, 4k Cinema, DSLR & digital video cameras, sound equipment and the overall production process is essential.
  • Setup and capture great shots to fulfill the brief. (Includes basic lighting and optimal audio capture)
  • Editing video projects using Adobe Premiere Pro (Dialogue cutting, editing consultant and trouble-shooter)
  • Working with a team of presenters, content creators, project lead or solo
  • Visualize production scripts, briefs, understand production requirements to produce great results
  • Work well under pressure to meet deadlines, including working out of office hours and occasionally on weekends
  • Flexible with good initiative able to deal with ambiguity (asking the right questions, anticipating needs, being resourceful and preparing for a number of outcomes.)
  • Responsible and able to deliver outstanding service levels
  • Experience of using HTML & Flash, Photoshop, Motion, After Effects and any other animation software will be an added advantage.
  • Data wrangling
  • Encoding & delivering for web/DVD/broadcast
  • Media management and archiving of completed jobs
  • A Degree/HND in political science, law, development studies or any other related social science discipline

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send an Application Letter, CV and recent passport photograph to: jobs@youngstarsfoundation.org

Application Deadline

20th October, 2017.


Job Title – Webmaster

Location – Abuja

Qualifications

  • BSc/HND in Computer Science Or any other qualification in computing
  • An experienced Webmaster of at least 2 years’ experience with proof of achievement
  • Between 21 and 30 years of age.

Job Requirement

  • Applicant must have experience in WordPress Content Management System (CMS) Development, HTML5, CSS, and PHP, JavaScript and intermediate to ­advanced skill level in at least one OO programming language.
  • Applicant will need to be competent in graphic design using Photoshop, Fireworks and Corel Draw with a constant desire to push boundaries.
  • Applicant will also be required to demonstrate outstanding organizational abilities coupled with a confident approach to communicating at varied levels.
  • Applicant will need to be an enthusiastic worker passionate about growing skills and driving new ideas and initiatives forward.

Skills Set

WordPress, HTML, CSS, PHP, MYSQL, Photoshop, Fireworks, Corel Draw and at least one OO programming language.

NB: Applicant with knowledge of Illustrator have added advantage.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send an Application Letter, CV and recent passport photograph to: jobs@youngstarsfoundation.org

Application Deadline

20th October, 2017.

Win a return ticket – CANVASSITY Theme Song Competition


Do you want to win a return ticket to an 8-days CANVASSITY Pan African International learning visit to the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia? You will be joining 10 other CANVASSITY Pan African fellows to meet with the different units of the AU and other regional institution to learn about their roles in advancing democracy and good governance.

CANVASSITY Pan African Fellowship is a dynamic and innovative youth leadership program creatively designed to increase the capacity of young people to effectively engage elected representatives and government institutions to deliver impactful governance.

To be the lucky winner for this slot in August:

  1. Download the CANVASSITY Theme song here https://goo.gl/1UqIqW
  2. Post a 2-minutes video of you creatively enjoying it on our Facebook page: @Youngstars Foundation
  3. Wait for your video to get approved then invite your friends to like through the individual link on your video.
  4. Winners will be selected based on the highest amount of likes and by our panel of judges.

 

Instructions:

  1. Video must not be more than two minutes.
  2. Video should be gender sensitive.
  3. It should not have a political undertone.
  4. It should not be racial, tribalistic or attack any religious view or ethnicity.
  5. No lewd content.
  6. Creativity and originality is highly encouraged.

 

Terms and Conditions:

pnt1• Age limit: 20 – 35.
pnt1• Applicant should have a valid International passport.
pnt1• Staff of Youngstars, Partners, participants and their immediate family are ineligible to apply.