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Opportunity Corner Updates - Week 10

Welcome to Opportunity Corner. Here are this week's updates:


ALAT by Wema is offering a month-long Summer Internship Program to empower young individuals with essential skills and knowledge for exploring the world. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences and learn from seasoned professionals. The internship runs from August 7th to August 31st, 2023, at selected Wema Bank branches nationwide. Participants will work on real projects, receive mentorship, and have networking opportunities. To apply, candidates must be between 15 and 22 years old, have an Alat account, and record a 1-minute video on Instagram explaining why they want to participate, tagging @Alat_ng and @wemabank with the hashtags #ALATSummerInternship and #LearnwithALAT. Entries are accepted from July 24th to August 5th, 2022.

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Code for Africa (CfA) is looking for a Senior Product Manager to lead their continental DataLab, based in various African countries. The role involves managing a cross-disciplinary team of data analysts, data scientists, and project champions who work with partners across Africa. Candidates should have experience in data science projects, proficiency in programming languages, and the ability to self-manage. The successful candidate will oversee flagship products like openAFRICA and HURUmap and work with a dynamic, multinational team using digital collaboration tools. The role offers a competitive salary, medical insurance, and opportunities for career growth and learning.

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is seeking a Welcome Officer for their Office of the Director-General. The officer will be responsible for welcoming delegates, visitors, and guests, ensuring a pleasant experience during their meetings and visits to the WTO. They will also coordinate with various services such as security, protocol, transportation, and facility management to provide the specific services required for each event. The ideal candidate should have a basic understanding of the WTO's work, knowledge of security and protocol matters in international and government organizations, and familiarity with the WTO's infrastructure. Strong planning, organizational, and interpersonal skills are essential, along with proficiency in English and, preferably, French and Spanish as well. The position offers a fixed-term contract for two years with the possibility of extension.

The recruitment process will be carried out according to the WTO's Administrative Memorandum, and applications are open to nationals of WTO Members. Candidates must meet the required qualifications and may undergo various assessment methods, including written examinations and interviews. The selected candidate will join a multinational and diverse team, contributing to the success of the WTO's Knowledge Initiative and other prominent projects, such as openAFRICA and HURUmap. Interested applicants should apply online before the specified closing date to be considered for the position.

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Become a facilitator for Enspire Hub's Startup Ideation Program, Ideate, and be part of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. As a facilitator, you'll mentor and guide startups, conduct training sessions on building a startup, provide valuable feedback, and create a collaborative and supportive environment. Eligible facilitators should have proven experience in entrepreneurship, startup mentoring, or business coaching, along with strong communication and interpersonal skills. The program duration is from August 14 to October 27, 2023, and facilitators can participate either physically or online. Cohorts will run from August 14 to September 15 and September 25 to October 27, 2023. Interested individuals can fill out the interest form by September 15, and Enspire Hub will contact confirmed facilitators for the program.

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Buffer, a company providing social media and brand-building software, is seeking a senior front-end engineer to join their fully distributed team. The engineer will play a crucial role in delivering performant, accessible, and delightful user experiences. Buffer values diversity and inclusivity, creating a work environment where underrepresented groups are welcome to flourish. The position is full-time and remote, and candidates should have experience building front-end applications using modern technology, a product-minded approach, and strong communication and collaboration skills.

The company offers various benefits, including a competitive salary of $114,013 - $179,465 yearly, remote work flexibility, health insurance, a home office setup allowance, a growth mindset fund for learning and development, unlimited vacation, and profit sharing. Eligible applicants can apply for the role and contribute to Buffer's mission of providing essential tools to help small businesses thrive.

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Timescale is seeking a Senior Web and Content Marketing Manager to oversee their marketing website and create compelling content for various marketing initiatives. The ideal candidate is a strategic and creative thinker with experience in technical audiences and a passion for engaging storytelling. Responsibilities include defining content marketing strategies, creating various types of content, maintaining editorial oversight, coordinating website and content execution, conducting content audits, and optimizing content for improved customer engagement and conversion rates. The role requires proficiency in English, web management, and content marketing, along with expertise in SEO and data-driven decision-making. The position is remote, and the candidate should have a portfolio showcasing their web and writing work.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who enjoys getting things done and embraces the fast-paced, multi-tasking environment. They value teamwork and collaborate effectively with stakeholders, developers, and designers. With 5+ years of experience in website management and content marketing, the candidate has a proven track record of engaging technical audiences effectively. Their strong analytical skills enable them to measure and improve content effectiveness, and they possess exceptional writing and editing abilities. Additionally, they have expertise in SEO, keyword research, and optimization, making data-driven marketing decisions based on industry insights.

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If you have a passion for storytelling, want to make a difference in the world, and love writing scripts and blog posts, then Nas Daily has an exciting opportunity for you! Nas Daily is known for creating compelling social media content, and they are seeking creative storytellers with excellent writing and research skills to join their team. The ideal candidate should possess qualities such as humility, curiosity, hard work, drive, and a deep passion for writing. They should be able to write in a style similar to Nas Daily's and have the ability to explain complex topics in simple words. Social media, SEO, or content marketing experience is a plus, and candidates should be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and fun remote-first environment. Working with Nas Daily offers growth, autonomy, and the potential to lead a team in the near future.

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Binance, the leading global blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, is on a mission to accelerate cryptocurrency adoption and promote financial freedom. They offer a fast-paced and mission-driven environment with endless opportunities for learning and growth. As a member of the Binance Research team, you will be responsible for producing institutional-grade research reports on various macro and sector trends in the crypto industry, interacting with project teams and industry professionals to gather information, and staying informed about market developments.

Requirements for this role include experience in crypto/blockchain companies or VC research, strong analytical skills, and a good understanding of blockchain data. You should also possess excellent articulation and interpersonal skills, and be able to handle high-pressure situations in a fast-paced work environment. Binance offers a chance to work in a truly global organization with diverse talent, a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible working hours, and a commitment to being an equal opportunity employer. If you are passionate about the cryptocurrency industry and want to be part of the Web3 revolution, apply today to join Binance's innovative team.

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The NEF is organizing the 8th Africa Energy Innovation Challenge, calling for early-stage energy entrepreneurs in Africa to collaborate with local research institutions or industries and develop a prototype model for a social energy enterprise, agro-industry, fintech solutions, or energy management system using local resources. The competition has four innovation tracks: Clean Energy Solutions for Agro-industry, Energizing Healthcare and Education, Smart Metering and Artificial Intelligence, and Cleaner Electrification of Transport/Oil and Gas. Young professionals between 18 and 35 years old from Africa are eligible to participate, either individually or in teams.

The proposals should be submitted in a concise format, not exceeding one side of an A4 page, and must include the project title, solution description, expected impact, a short abstract, design tools and methods, problem statement, estimated costs, and timeline. The evaluation criteria include the use of local resources, originality, commercial viability, and clarity of presentation. Winners of the competition will receive cash prize grants of up to USD 10,000 to demonstrate or scale their proposed solutions, and they will have the opportunity to present their prototype models at the 2023 Nigeria Energy Forum and benefit from unique networking opportunities and business development workshops. The timeline for the challenge spans from May 15 to November 23, 2023.

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The AgroHack Challenge 2023 is calling for innovative ideas in the agriculture industry's value chain to create new opportunities for young Nigerians. The challenge aims to enhance rapid growth in the agriculture and food sectors, increase output and profitability for farmers, generate new jobs, and improve food security in Nigeria. Participants have a chance to win up to One million naira and will benefit from an accelerator program, a 5-day Enterprise boot camp, intense mentorship from international mentors, business support services, access to investors, potential clients, and new market opportunities.

To apply, ventures must have an innovative or scalable business idea in the agricultural sector, transform a community, nation, or region, have a global impact, possess a Minimum Viable Product, have a clear customer segment in their business model, and demonstrate some market traction. The application period starts on July 31st, 2023, and closes on September 25, 2023. Eligible applicants must be between 18 to 35 years old and have a team of at least two members.

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The Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative (BBYDI) is launching the YouthGovTracka project and is seeking dedicated and passionate young individuals in all 36 states of Nigeria to serve as Youth Focal Points. BBYDI is a youth-led non-profit organization focused on strengthening civic freedoms, youth entrepreneurship, and good governance in Nigeria.

The Empowering Youth Voices in Governance Project aims to promote accountability and youth political participation in Nigeria. As a Youth Focal Point, your role will be to advocate for youth-inclusive policies, engage with elected officials, raise awareness about commitments, and monitor the progress of governors in your state based on their campaign promises. This important responsibility will involve conducting on-ground research, gathering data, and providing monthly reports on the performance of elected officials to promote transparency and accountability in governance.

Being a Youth Focal Point will allow you to significantly impact Nigeria's political landscape, acquire valuable skills in research and communication, and receive comprehensive training and ongoing support as a youth advocate for good governance. To be eligible, you must be between 18 to 35 years old, have a passion for youth engagement and accountability in governance, possess good communication skills, and be a resident of the state you are applying for. The selection process will ensure equal representation across genders, ethnicities, and geographical locations, considering your knowledge of local politics, commitment to youth participation, and communication skills. Seize this transformative opportunity to actively participate in the political process and shape the future of Nigeria!

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