Youth Organizers from YIAGA Youth Organizing School (YOS) Class of 2017

OPACE Season 6 – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

YOUTH ORGANIZING SCHOOL

ORGANIZING FOR POLICY ADVOCACY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (OPACE Season 6

YIAGA AFRICA announces the call for applications from young people between the ages of 18 – 30 years for its annual Youth Organizing School (YOS), the keystone of its program is to empower youth for effective policy advocacy (EMPLAY).

The Youth Organizing School is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Washington DC, with an aim to strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of youth organizations in organizing as a leadership practice, formulating policies and implementing advocacy activities promoting democratic values and principles in West Africa. The School will place emphasis on legislative, political and regional institution engagement with an overall goal of sustaining responsible youth civic engagement for inclusive governance and democracy.

Over the course of five days, YIAGA AFRICA will facilitate a training of trainers (ToT) with sessions on policy development and law making, direct action organizing, policy advocacy, non-violent change, scenario planning, coalition building, community mobilization, gender mainstreaming, and digital organizing.

Through this training, YIAGA will strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of youth organizations in formulating policies and implementing advocacy activities promoting democratic values and principles in West Africa. It will place particular emphasis on legislative and regional institution engagement, Advocacy Campaigns, Community Mobilization and Leadership, Organizing and Action. Approximately 40 selected West African youth activists, including online bloggers, will attend the Youth Organizing School. YIAGA will organize a special session on digital advocacy for bloggers.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be

  • 18 – 30 years of age;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Committed to travel to attend the Youth Organizing School and attend all five days of YOS.
  • Applications are open to Nigerian citizens resident in all 36 states of the Federation and the FCT.
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Participation is also open to eligible applicants from across the West African countries and Cameroon who possess valid travel documents.

TO APPLY

Application starts: 21st March 2019

Application starts: 21st March 2019

Application Deadline: 5th April 2019

Communication to selected candidates: 10th April 2019

To apply click here

For further enquiries, kindly contact Ibrahim Faruk on (+2347037879209) or [email protected] or Efe Ozugha on (+2348130557662) or [email protected]  

Application is Free.


YIAGA AFRICA is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human right, accountability, and youth participation. YIAGA is driven by its core vision of being a pacesetter organization advancing democracy, human rights, youth participation and accountability in Africa. YIAGA focuses on in-depth research, capacity development, and policy advocacy. Since its inception, the organization has carved a niche for itself as one of Nigeria’s frontline civil society organization promoting participatory democracy, human rights, and active civic participation. Check out our website www.yiaga.org, and our social media pages @YIAGA on twitter, facebook, Instagram and linkedin NED is a private, nonprofit foundation based in Washington DC, USA. NED is dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. www.ned.org

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Youth Candidacy in the 2019 General Elections Report

Nigeria has conducted five general elections since the return to civil rule; 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. The five elections were noted for the low levels of youth participation as candidates. This situation was in part due to the 1999 Constitution which placed minimum age limits for those wishing to contest the following elective positions and seats; President 40 years, Senate, 35 years, House of Representatives, 30 years, Governors, 35 years and State Houses of Assembly, 30 years. The constitutional age requirements shut the door on Nigerian youth who constitute a majority of the population and registered voters.

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POLITICAL ANALYST

YIAGA Africa Initiative is looking for a passionate political analyst to conduct research on political ideas and analyze government policies, political trends and related issues. As a political analyst you should be able to study the development of political systems, research various political issues and critically analyze findings .

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research political subjects such as foreign relations and political ideologies
  • Collect data from sources such as public opinion surveys and election results
  • Use statistical analysis to interpret research findings
  • Develop political theories based on research and historical documents
  • Forecast and critically analyse political trends and its implications for YIAGA Programs
  • Present research results by writing reports, giving presentations and publishing articles for the organization.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATION:

  • Degree in Political Science or Studies , International Relations and any other related social science field.
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of working progressively experience in NGO or business related sector
  • Extensive Knowledge of the political climate in Nigeria and Africa.
  • Evidence of major analysis done in the last two years.

How to apply

Interested candidates should write not more than a two-page cover letter and send with a detailed resume as attached PDF documents to [email protected] on or before November 8, 2018. Only applications sent in the required format will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 “YIAGA is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, tribe, religion, etc. Qualified women are encouraged to apply”

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CONSULTANCY SERVICES ON LEGISLATIVE STRENGTHENING

Position: Consultant (Legislative Research)

Duty Station: Abuja

Type of Appointment: Consultancy

Duration :Short Term

Closing Date: Sunday, 11th November 2018

 

YIAGA Africa’s Centre for Legislative Engagement (YIAGA Africa-CLE) is established with the goal of promoting the development of legislatures in Nigeria and across Africa by providing cutting edge solutions to emerging challenges of democracy and development that require practical results-focused research. By this call, YIAGA Africa -CLE is inviting qualified individuals to join its cohort of researchers in the field of Political Science, Law, International Relations, International Development, and Statistics.

The successful Consultant would amongst other things:

  1. Play a lead role in driving the YIAGA-CLE research initiatives.
  2. Conduct a review of policy and legislative framework on socio-economic development by the National Assembly

Requirements

  • Relevant academic background in the field of Political Science, Law, International Relations, International Development, Statistics or any other related field
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Show evidence of completion of similar tasks in the last two (2) years.
  • Have adequate knowledge of existing regional and national frameworks and mechanisms applicable to legislative engagement

Application Procedure

Interested candidates are by this call requested to submit a Cover Letter stating relevant qualification desirable for award of the Consultancy, an updated CV (including evidence of completion of similar tasks) and other relevant supporting documents in a single mail to [email protected] with the subject ‘Expression of Interest- Consultancy’ not later than 11th November, 2018.

Only applications sent in the required format and stipulated time will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

“YIAGA is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, tribe, religion, etc.

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Opportunities at YIAGA AFRICA

YIAGA AFRICA is inviting passionate and qualified individuals to apply for the following full-time fellowship and consultancy opportunities in the field of Political Science, Law, International Relations, International Development, Media and communications and Statistics

  • Senior Fellow

Job description:

  • Initiate and coordinate YIAGA AFRICA political and legal research initiatives
  • Undertake monitoring and critical analysis of political trends and its implication for democratic governance and YIAGA AFRICA programs
  • Be responsible for the production and dissemination of research publications

Requirement:

  • Experience in political, legal or social research and analysis
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Post graduate degree in Political Science, Law, International Relations, Statistics, International Development or any other related field
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years work experience

Duration: 6 months

  • Communications Manager

Job description

  • Develop, implement and supervise internal and external communication programs
  • Lead YIAGA AFRICA communications team in the implementation of the organization’s communication strategy and communication plan
  • Coordinate content development and dissemination using effective communication tools to promote the organization’s vision and goals
  • Develop and manage relationship and partnerships with media organizations

Requirement:

  • Minimum of 2 or 3+ years’ experience in a communications manager role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Outstanding knowledge of best practices and experimental approaches in marketing and brand communications.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of social media marketing and engagement.
  • Solid experience in communication research/planning and analytics /measurement / optimization
  • Post graduate degree in Communications studies, Digital media or related field or Digital Media.

Duration: 6 months

How to apply

Interested candidates should write not more than a two-page cover letter and send with a detailed resume as attached PDF documents to [email protected] on or before November 8, 2018. Only applications sent in the required format will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 “YIAGA is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, tribe, religion, etc. Qualified women are encouraged to apply”

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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Call for Submissions YIAGA-CLE Scholars Program

The YIAGA Center for Legislative Engagement (YIAGA-CLE) is building a cohort of researchers and scholars with the ability to rapidly respond to emerging research needs in the democratic governance space. Established by one of Africa’s premiere civil society organizations, YIAGA-CLE aims to produce in-depth knowledge on democratic governance and development as well as provide cutting edge solutions to emerging challenges of democracy and development that require practical results-focused qualitative and quantitative research.

To this end, YIAGA is currently seeking researchers capable of coordinating scientific research, data analysis, and writing clear and readable reports for an academic and non-academic audience. This program is for entry-level and mid-level researchers. The ideal applicant must have a master’s degree or PhD or be enrolled in a doctoral program in the following fields; Law, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Development, Legislative Studies, Gender studies, Elections, Technology and Communications and youth.

Successful applicants will undergo series of trainings on advanced research methodology, development research and writing. In addition to access to top-notch trainings and professional development benefits, participants of the program will play a leading role in YIAGA-CLE research projects.  

Interested researchers should apply by email with the subject title “YIAGA-CLE Scholars Program Application – [First Name] [Last Name]” and attach the following documents:

  • Letter of Motivation (Maximum 2 pages): Outlining the applicants research interests, why they are interested in the YIAGA-CLE Scholars Program and what skills they would bring to our organization.
  • CV: Including professional experience, academic background, and list of all publication (s)
  • Writing Sample (5-10 pages): A published or unpublished work by the applicant in Law, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Development, Legislative Studies, Gender studies, Elections, Technology and Communications and youth. The sample may be an excerpt from a larger work.

Application deadline is November 24, 2017. Submissions should be submitted to [email protected]. Please follow all the above instructions, as applications with missing or incomplete information will not be considered. For questions and clarifications on the scholars’ program, kindly contact Dafe Oputu via [email protected].