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Paradigm Initiative: 2020 Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship

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The application process is now open for the third edition of the Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship.

The Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Digital Inclusion Media Fellowship 2020 seeks to embed media professionals within the daily work of Paradigm Initiative in the fields of digital rights and digital inclusion in Africa. Starting from April 2020, Media Fellows will work out of our offices in Nigeria (Lagos, Aba, Abuja and Kano), and will get a chance to work with our teams in Yaoundé (Cameroon), Lusaka (Zambia), Democratic Republic of Congo, and Accra (Ghana).  Applications are open to Journalists working in Africa.

The fellowship seeks to expose media professionals to an underreported field of work in national/regional development and hopes to increase reporting on digital rights and inclusion in Africa. Selected media professionals must be available to travel to Nigeria for two weeks (2) in April and May 2020 and also available for  four (4) months virtual collaboration (April 2020 to August 2020).

Paradigm Initiative’s Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship is a 5-month program designed to immerse outstanding mid-career journalists in digital rights and digital inclusion advocacy – and intervention efforts – in Africa. Selected journalists will work with Paradigm Initiative on various projects and contribute to improving public understanding of digital rights and inclusion issues in Africa.

Components of the fellowship

  • Fully-funded trip to attend the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) in Abuja, Nigeria, in April 2020.
  • Digital Rights/Inclusion training at the Paradigm Initiative headquarters in Lagos (Nigeria), in addition to communication with team members from other offices in Africa.
  • Fully-funded 2-week residency program to visit Paradigm Initiative offices in Nigeria (Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Aba).
  • 4-month virtual training and collaboration with Paradigm Initiative and partners.
  • Fellowship may also include fully-funded local and international travels to participate in and cover relevant events related to Digital Rights and Inclusion.
  • Interaction with leading stakeholders in digital rights advocacy.
  • Paradigm Initiative will provide fellows with a monthly stipend, and a one-time research grant, during the fellowship period.

Expectations

  • Fellows will be expected to participate in all scheduled activities.
  • Fellows will be expected to publish, in their affiliated media (Print, TV, Radio, Online), at least 15 reports on digital rights and inclusion issues during the fellowship period. Fellows will retain full editorial direction on the stories.
  • Fellows will be expected to continue to provide coverage to digital rights and inclusion issues after their fellowship.

Requirements

  • The Fellowship is open to journalists affiliated with mainstream print and online newspapers in Africa.
  • Interested candidates must demonstrate previous coverage of human rights and/or tech issues and interest in advocacy journalism.
  • Interested candidates must not have spent more than ten years in journalism. We are most interested in outstanding, early career journalists.

How to apply

Fill the application FORM before 15th February 2020.  

For More Information:

 Visit the official website of the Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship 2020 or contact media@paradigmhq.org.


 

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2020 Stanbic IBTC Digital Graduate Trainee Program (DigiTAP)

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  •  46215
  •  Banking
  •  Nigeria
  •  Lagos
  •  Lagos Island
 

The Digital Graduate Trainee Program (DigiTAP) is the flagship digital graduate trainee attraction program designed to aid the identification and attraction of unique digitally savvy candidates, equip and position them to be able to drive the future digital and technology objectives of Stanbic IBTC Group. It is an intensive program and unique opportunity for young people who are resourceful and passionate about building a fast-tracked career and to help us drive our success into the future.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Graduates Trainees will be required to work in varied work roles/ locations and context with increasing levels of complexity. They will be exposed to varied digital projects, workstreams, challenges and developmental programs.
  • Applicants must be passionate about building a career in Stanbic IBTC and working in a dynamic and forward thinking environment.
  • Graduate Trainees would be based in Lagos but may be deployed to any department and locations across the country.

Preferred Qualification and Experience

Preferred Qualification and Experience

  • Applicants must be IT Software Developers, Cloud Security Analyst, Cyber Security Engineers, Data Engineers, Mobile App Developers, Blockchain Developers, IoT Developers, UI/UX Developers, Linux OS Administrators, Database Administrators, Applications Support.
  • Minimum of a Second Class Upper (or its equivalent) degree in an Information Technology or Engineering related course from an accredited University.
  • Minimum of 5 credits (Mathematics and English inclusive) in GCE, NECO or its equivalent
  • Applicants should not be more than 26 years of age as at engagement.
  • Applicants must have concluded NYSC and must have discharge certificate in hand.
  • Applicant’s Date of Birth, Gender and Class of Degree must be clearly stated.

Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise

Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Java, C#, C++, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL
  • User Interface & User Experience Design
  • Microservice architecture & development
  • UI/UX development
  • Cloud security expert
  • CI/CD technology
  • Automated testing
  • Cloud immersion
  • Cloud Admin/Technician
  • Cloud application development
  • Penetration Testing skills
  • Cloud Security
  • Linux OS Administrator
  • Operations Support
  • Blockchain
  • New Data analytics platforms & support
  • Emerging intrusion detection
  • Conceptual, Innovative and Analytical
  • Intermediate to expert competence in the use of MS Office Suite

For further information, visit the the website for the Stanbic IBTC Digital Graduate Trainee Program

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Food & Agriculture Organization; 2020 HQ Internship Programme

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Organizational Unit : FAO Headquarters

Job Type : Internship

Duration : 3 - 11 Months

Closure Date : 31 July 2020


The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aiming to attract talented young women and men who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience in FAO’s domains. The programme provides selected students, enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate or post-graduate degree programme or recent graduates with the opportunity to supplement, their academic knowledge with a practical work assignments in a field related to the work of FAO. This will enable them to gain a better understanding of FAO’s mandate and programmes. At the same time, the Programme provides FAO with the assistance of qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in connection to FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Reporting Lines

The intern will report to an assigned supervisor.

Technical Focus

The intern will be assigned to different fields of work according to his/her profile and to the needs of the Organization.

Tasks and responsibilities

The intern will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR) prepared by the hiring office before the beginning of the assignment and agreed by the intern.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

Enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate degree programme in a bona fide (i.e. listed in the IAU/UNESCO data base) educational institution at the time of application or recent graduates.

Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.

Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE and LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.

Be nationals of FAO Member Nations.

Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30.

Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.

Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother or father) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the Internship Programme.

Candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the proposed duty station prior to the start of the internship assignment.



FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus

Teamwork

Communication

Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Relevant academic experience in one of the fields of the Organization.

Selection Criteria

Candidates may be assigned in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.

Information to applicants

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non- and under-represented member nations as well as candidates from the global south and Indigenous Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are requested to attach to their application a letter of motivation, the evidence of attendance in a recognized university or copy of their academic qualifications and copies of their language proficiency certificates.

All applications will be reviewed and only qualified applicants will be directly contacted for interviews by the hiring office.

FAO pays a monthly stipend to interns if they are not sponsored by sending universities or other entities.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the recruitment website Jobs at FAO at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

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