Step into this week's array of fellowships, internships, scholarships, and exciting opportunities featured on Opportunity Corner.
CHEVRON GRADUATE INTERNSHIP 2023 - FULL-TIME
Chevron Corporation stands as one of the foremost integrated energy companies globally, with its subsidiaries engaging in a vast spectrum of activities within the energy sector across the globe. Chevron Nigeria Limited offers Graduate Internship positions as crucial learning opportunities, aligning with the company's commitment to corporate responsibility. Within these roles, interns actively contribute to various work groups, taking on supportive responsibilities as assigned. This setting provides a rich learning environment where interns gain practical experience while on the job.
Eligibility criteria for these positions encompass recent graduates from any Nigerian university, emphasizing Chevron's dedication to fostering the growth of young talent within the country.
BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP GRADUATE ANALYST PROGRAMME 2023
The BCG office in Lagos operates on projects at local, regional, and international levels. Since its inception in West Africa, the office has consistently acted as a dependable advisor to clients, assisting in solving complex business issues, presenting innovative remedies, and generating favourable impacts within the region and beyond.
The Graduate Analyst Programme (GAP) is tailored for exceptional graduates and early-career professionals aspiring to explore a career in strategy consulting. Join BCG for a GAP year offers practical experience and top-notch training within the BCG network.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
Strong academic performance from a recognized Nigerian university (second class upper and above).
Completion of a bachelor's degree within two and a half years of application.
Preferably having finished the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) or being in line to be called for service.
Alongside academic achievements, BCG values extensive extracurricular involvements and awards that showcase your impact.
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BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP INTERNSHIP 2023
Join the BCG team at Boston to work on impactful projects, collaborate with diverse experts, and develop skills for your career journey. Their inclusive approach values diversity and equal opportunity. BCG offers competitive compensation, ranging from $110,000 to $190,000 USD, and provides comprehensive benefits and support for your growth.
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AIG SCHOLARSHIPS 2024/2025 FOR STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
The AIG Scholarships, launched in 2017, provide exceptional West Africans in public service a unique opportunity to pursue a Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford. Over £50,000 is awarded for each of the twenty-nine scholarships, nurturing future public sector leaders. Scholars spend a year at Oxford, learning from top faculty and peers worldwide, and later apply their insights to enhance policymaking and contribute to their nations' growth. Eligibility requires Nigerian public sector workers aged 25 to 45, with seven years of combined private and public sector experience, and a bachelor's degree with a second-class upper qualification.
The program covers tuition, living expenses, and a summer project stipend. Coaching and mentoring support, career development guidance, and summer placements for deeper learning and networking are integral parts of this opportunity.
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VODAFONE DISCOVER GRADUATE PROGRAMME FOR AFRICANS 2023
This opportunity offers a permanent job role accompanied by a two-year skills training program designed to nurture future leaders. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree or equivalent by the end of 2023, with the program starting on February 1, 2024.
The initiative provides comprehensive training, mentorship, and on-the-job learning, all while receiving a full salary and employee benefits. After the two-year period, participants transition into organizational roles, with possibilities for challenging assignments both locally and internationally, aimed at cultivating expertise and leadership qualities. The program seeks candidates demonstrating potential in various skills such as time management, interpersonal communication, adaptability, and digital proficiency.
Eligibility criteria include having less than two years of post-study experience, being 26 years old or younger, having South African citizenship or residency, or having specific citizenship from certain countries. Academic requirements encompass achieving a minimum of 65% in recent results and holding a B-degree qualification (NQF 7). Exceptions are made for a 3-year National Diploma (NQF 6) in specified fields like Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Computer Software Engineering, and Information Systems/Information Technology.
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FUTURE-X UNILEVER CAMPUS AMBASSADORS PROGRAM (FUCAP)
FUCAP, the Future-X Unilever Campus Ambassador Program, seeks 20 young leaders to bridge Unilever and their universities. This initiative spotlights talents aspiring for impactful leadership by fostering connections, leading campus projects, and expanding networks prior to entering the workforce.
As a Future-X Unilever Campus Ambassador (FUCA), you'll gain real-world exposure by leading campus projects and connecting with industry professionals. The 9-month program involves a two-stage application: completing the LevelUP: Lean Entrepreneurship Skills Course and the Unilever 'Brand' Challenge.
Applicants must be Nigerian undergraduate students aged 16-24, with a drive for excellence, curiosity, leadership, and teamwork.
NIGERIA YOUTH FUTURES FUND (NYFF) YOUNG LEADERS DEVELOPMENT FUND 2023 - 2024 ($50,000)
The Nigeria Youth Futures Fund (NYFF) is offering grants for youth leaders' development in the 2023/24 cycle. This initiative aims to enhance the youth ecosystem by supporting individuals and organizations aligned with specific thematic areas. NYFF, a collaboration between LEAP Africa, the MacArthur Foundation, and Ford Foundation, spans five years and focuses on strategic policy engagement, leadership capacity building, and online engagement.
The grant program centers on themes like Good Governance and addressing Fundamental National Questions. It encompasses three grant categories targeting various beneficiary groups. Eligibility criteria vary based on individual or organizational application, involving track records, strategic skills, registration status, and financial standing. Application details can be found on the Nigeria Youth Fund website, with a submission deadline of September 30, 2023, at 12:00 AM (WAT).
MTN MOMO HACKATHON (WITH PRIZES WORTH $10,000)
MTN MoMo offers innovative digital financial services in 17 African markets, fostering cashless economies and comprehensive financial access. African developers are invited to their 3rd MoMo API Hackathon for a chance to leverage their API platform for transformative financial apps and digital payment acceleration.
Hackathon Theme: Innovative Financial and Transactional Applications
Don't miss this chance to shape Africa's financial future. Use MTN Mobile Money APIs to create pioneering financial solutions and boost financial inclusion. Join them in driving Africa's economic growth through technology!
Top ideas will win:
1st Prize: $5,000
2nd Prize: $3,000
3rd Prize: $2,000
Register now for a shot at prizes up to $10,000. Click here to apply
MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP FOR YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is inviting around 700 young leaders to join a comprehensive program in the U.S. during the summer of 2024, focusing on skills development and leadership empowerment. The fellowship includes a Leadership Institute, industry exploration, a Summit for African leaders, interactions with U.S. leaders, and networking opportunities.
The selection process is merit-based, involving application reviews and interviews. Eligible candidates, aged 25-35 (with exceptions for ages 21-24), must not be U.S. citizens or residents, should hold a J-1 visa eligibility, be proficient in English, and come from specified African countries. Fellows should also show leadership achievements, commitment to public service or mentorship, cooperative skills, communication abilities, and a plan to contribute back to their communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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AREF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME FOR 2023/24
AREF has launched the 2023/24 Research Development Fellowship Programme, offering opportunities for talented African health researchers. This initiative aims to cultivate emerging scientists by enhancing their skills and confidence while conducting research tailored to Africa's needs. The fellowship includes a three to nine-month placement at prestigious research institutions with up to £47,000 in funding.
Eligible applicants are early-career researchers from Africa, and the submission deadline is September 14, 2023. Successful fellowships will begin between July and December 2024. Detailed eligibility criteria and application requirements are available in the provided guidance documents.
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UNESCO-HAMDAN PRIZE FOR TEACHER DEVELOPMENT 2023 (TOTAL OF $300,000)
Applications and nominations are invited for the UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development's eighth edition. Funded by the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, this biennial prize recognizes innovative practices enhancing global teaching and learning. Valued at US$300,000, the prize is shared among three laureates, and the deadline for submission is October 31, 2023. Eligible candidates include institutions, organizations, and educational entities working to improve teacher performance. Nominations can be made by UNESCO Member State governments and partner NGOs, and self-nominations are not accepted.
Selection criteria focus on projects that significantly enhance teaching and learning quality through innovation, resource creation, initiatives, and research. For nominations, contact your country's National Commission for UNESCO or an affiliated NGO. To apply, candidates must register online and submit the official application form, including the nomination letter.
HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES OPERATIONS, WTO
The WTO is seeking a Head of Human Resources Operations (HRO) for their Human Resources Division. This role involves overseeing and managing HR operations, ensuring efficiency and alignment with organizational goals.
The selected Head of Human Resources Operations (HRO) will oversee the HR function's operational aspects, ensuring efficiency, effectiveness, and alignment with organizational goals. This position entails driving HR process standardization, managing HR projects, monitoring operational performance, ensuring policy compliance, and providing leadership. Required qualifications include an advanced degree in Human Resources or a related field, substantial HR operations experience, strong leadership and people management skills, proficiency in HR systems and technology tools, and excellent written and oral skills in English and French. Applications are accepted online, and the recruitment process may involve various assessments and tests. The closing date for applications is noted in the vacancy announcement.
EQUALS IN TECH AWARDS
Nominations are now open for the EQUALS in Tech Awards 2023, led by Dr. Cosmas Luckyson Zavazava. The initiative seeks global initiatives, projects, and organizations working to bridge the gender digital divide.
The Awards aim to recognize efforts in providing women and girls with digital access, skills, and career opportunities in tech. Nominations are open until September 3, 2023. The ceremony to announce winners will be later this year. The EQUALS in Tech Awards, organized by the EQUALS Global Partnership, is celebrating 10 years of impact and highlights initiatives advancing gender equality in the tech sector.
Send in your nominations here