Careers/Opportunities

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with the Africa Youth Growth Foundation. We encourage you to review our jobs postings and apply for a specific opening.

We are fortunate to receive a considerable number of applications from highly qualified individuals. We will contact those candidates who best match the position requirements to begin the interview process.

Communication Specialist Volunteer

Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF); a vibrant youth-led organization headquartered in Abuja
Communication Specialist (Volunteer)
(Location: Lokoja)
Application Closing Date
2nd June, 2018.

Responsiblity

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.

Requirements

  • Are a minimum of 22 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.

Basic DNA:

  • Highly creative, innovative and can generate ideas.
  • Passionate about development and young people.
  • Self motivated and meets deadlines.
  • Enjoys team spirit and collaboration.
  • Tolerant and respectful of other tribes, religion and nationality.
  • Open to learning.
  • Zero tolerance for norm and routine

Method of Application
Applicants should send an Application Letter, CV and recent passport photograph to: jobs@aygf.org

Programs Officer

Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF); a vibrant youth-led organization headquartered in Abuja
Program Officer (Volunteer)
(Location: Lokoja)
Application Closing Date
2nd June, 2018.

Requirement

  • 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
Applicants should send an Application Letter, CV and recent passport photograph to: jobs@aygf.org

Research Assistant

Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF); a vibrant youth-led organization headquartered in Abuja
Research Assistant (Volunteer)
(Location: Lokoja)
Application Closing Date
2nd June, 2018.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review of relevant literature
  • Design of the evaluation and development of evaluation protocol
  • Review/update of existing questionnaires and other tools
  • Review/update of respondents’ consent forms
  • Request for IRB and local administrative approval from appropriate authorities
  • Release of RFP for the evaluation
  • Tracking of implementation of field work for the evaluation
  • Tracking of the quality of data entered by data collectors (office-based)
  • Develop weekly reports on progress of implementation of activities

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, public health, demography, or related fields;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative, think analytically, and come up with creative solutions to problems.
  • Experience designing and/or implementing field-based research.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver high quality documents.
  • Flexibility and good emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with diverse people.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel, Word, and Power point.
  • Experience with SPSS, STATA, R, EPI-INFO (advantage).
  • Experience working in the development sector (advantage).
  • Ability to travel and work.

Method of Application
Applicants should send an Application Letter, CV and recent passport photograph to: jobs@aygf.org