Latest Vacancies At Skills Outside School Foundation Graduate Internship & Exp.

Skills Outside School Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation registered as in IT (70340) in June 2014 at the Corporate Affairs Commission, Nigeria and a Company Limited by Guarantee (09365183) at the Companies House, UK.

Open Jobs

  1. Content Creator
  2. Headstart E-learning Program Assistant
  3. Advocacy Program Support Officer
  4. Social Media/ Website Intern
  5. Grant Writer

Content Creator

Job Type: Full Time

Experience: 2 – 3 years

Location: Abuja (Remote)

Reporting Relationship: Media and Communications

Job Description

  • The Content Creator role requires you to write and create different contents across various platforms as per the organizational needs: this will include writing blog posts, press releases, articles, eBooks, newspapers, social media posts, and content for our website.
  • You will also create marketing copies of our company’s products and services whenever the need arises.
  • To be successful in this role, you must have extensive knowledge and experience of publishing platforms.
  • You should have experience planning out the content in such a way that it helps in creating leads for our target audiences.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Research and plan out effective and engaging content ideas for industry-related topics.
  • Design and distribute marketing content for the organizational products, while having the relevant information.
  • Optimize content according to SEO standards and principles.
  • Proofread materials to be published.
  • Update the content on our website and blog.
  • Upload the latest content on social media platforms.
  • Ensure good website traffic and leads for our products and services.
  • Stay up to date with the latest industry trends and practices.
  • Develop content for thought leadership articles.
  • Develop content for webinars.
  • Interview industry professionals and incorporating their views in the blog posts.
  • Research markets and industries to create content that is innovative.
  • Develop copy on a wide range of topics for multiple platforms (such as website, blogs, press releases, newsletters, articles and social media).
  • Put together content, while working with the interventions teams.
  • Manage the processes of publishing books guides and other such materials.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism or relevant fields.
  • 2 years of experience working as a Content Creator or in a similar role.
  • Portfolio of already published articles and web pages.
  • Proper knowledge and working experience with Content Management Systems like WordPress, etc.
  • Exceptional knowledge of SEO and keyword research.
  • Exceptional knowledge of Social Media Marketing.
  • Excellent knowledge about email marketing.
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills.
  • Exceptional knowledge of digital publishing and generating leads.
  • Excellent time management skill.

Application Closing Date

2nd June, 2021.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a CV, a portfolio of previous work done, and a letter of motivation to: recruitment@skillsoutsideschool.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Headstart E-learning Program Assistant

Job Type: Full Time

Experience: 1 – 2 years

Location: Abuja

Reporting Relationship: Headstart Program Office

About the Job (The Online Skill-Up for Business Program)

  • The Online Skill Up for Business is an Online Program (on Udemy and other Learning management platforms) for entrepreneurs to conceptualize, start or grow businesses through immersive individual and peer-to-peer learning, using our curated content delivered by experienced instructors, business challenges with prizes to support their businesses.

Job Description

The Program Assistant will:

  • Keep updated records and create reports or proposals.
  • Support growth and program development.
    Ensure implementation of policies and practices.
  • Research and produce content for the online skill up for business.
  • Execute strategies and plans for the program that promote the overall organization’s strategic initiatives.
  • Serve as the registrar for the Online Program.
  • Handle all online students inquiries regarding classes, enrollment, financial aid/student accounts, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Headstart Program Officer and the Skills Outside School Foundation Team regarding methods, technology, and administrative services.
  • Expect and mitigate academic issues as they develop.
  • Collect, organize, and track all documentation associated with the assessment of online instruction.
  • Proactively source funding opportunities.
  • Act as desk resolution and information centre for the platform.
  • Resolve issues on Slack and Collab Lounge.
  • Add new members and remove members from the platforms.
  • Track and manage subscriptions.
    Manage data analytics.
  • Track completion of registration forms; document and analyze them.
  • Track completion of courses, evaluation forms and learning log.
  • Review learning log to identify issues and data for M&E.
  • Manage marketing of online skill up for business working closely with the media and communications team.
  • Source new students.
  • Research and recommend additions to the platform content and functionalities.
  • Manage, organize and evaluate training, pitches and other activities.
  • Communicate with mentors, trainers, judges, investors and other stakeholders.
  • Manage mentor and mentee pairing.
    Ensure constant uptime of platforms and user satisfaction.

Requirements

  • 1 Year of Program Management Experience.
  • A degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Program / Project management and other relevant Degrees.
  • Marketing and Media Skills
    Thorough proficiency in ICT.
  • A keen eye for details.
  • Demonstrated ingenious creativity.
  • The ability to Lead and be proactive is very desirable.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and project management skills: demonstrated ability to take responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.

Desirable:

  • Proficiency with the use of Trello and Learning Management Systems.

Application Closing Date

2nd June, 2021.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Letter of Motivation to: recruitment@skillsoutsideschool.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Advocacy Program Support Officer

Job Type: Full Time

Experience: 2 – 3 years

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Advocacy Program Support Officer will develop, organize, and execute a wide range of activities to influence policy according to the scope of our programs, and specific results-oriented projects.
  • S/he will build the policy capacity of our organization and advice on project implementation.
  • S/he will carry out policy analysis and the writing of position statements of our organization.
  • Together with the Media and Communications Officer and the CEO, s/he will play an active role in networking, lobbying, and representing the organization in a wide range of policy issues at events, conventions, and media opportunities.
  • S/he will be able to integrate communication tools and channels in her/his work.

Main Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and guide our institutional advocacy strategy.
  • Facilitate the development of joint advocacy strategies with partners associated networks, partners, and other offices of our organization.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with key actors to achieve our policy goals.
    Act as a spokesperson liaison to media, governments, and other actors.
  • Work with the Media and Communications Officer in organizing media outreach; arranging all media contacts, press briefings, and interviews; providing talking points and other materials as needed for staff; responds to media inquiries quickly and effectively.
  • Production of a diverse range of information products including audio/visual communications, when needed to achieve specific policy goals.
  • Support and advise the team on how to carry out advocacy properly.
  • Identify key opportunities in the short and long-term in which we can influence policy processes.
  • Advice management for meaningful engagement with key actors and institutions.
  • Support opportunities for fund-raising regarding policy interventions.
  • Support and coordinate the relevant regional policy processes and activities of regional offices especially with regards to global/international policy processes and fora related to wetlands and other societal issues.
  • Anticipate possible advocacy developments and outcomes and prepare contingency plans and strategy adjustments.

Reporting Relationship:

  • CEO

Profile of the Candidate:

  • The Advocacy Program Support Officer has experience in formulating and implementing organizational policy strategies.
  • S/he has demonstrated a commitment to the cause either through previous job experiences or any other activities related to our mission.
  • S/he has a solid track record in representing organizations before.
  • S/he is proactive, creative, outspoken, optimistic with interest in education, employability, and entrepreneurship and a passion for making a difference with a preference for achieving outcomes in collaboration with others.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g. Communications, Humanities, Education, International Relations, Law, Business Management or Public Administration).
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience.
  • Proven working experience in policy analysis and advocacy in national, regional, and global dimensions.
  • Demonstrable experience and achievements working in and advocating towards multi-stakeholder platforms and processes.
  • Track record in policy analysis, writing and editing articles, website content, reports, and press releases.
  • Experience working in an international environment is desirable.
  • Ability to quickly understand and absorb new topics, issues, and disciplines and distill relevant advocacy strategies from them.
  • Good understanding of political affairs and international institutions dynamics in Africa, and Nigeria especially.
  • Experience in networking, stakeholder mapping and strategizing according to policy objectives of different projects
  • Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills; team player and facilitator.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken the English Language.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
    Proficiency in cloud software applications (Skydrive, DropBox, Google Docs).

Recommended Prior Experience:

  • Prior experience in the education or public sector.
  • Prior experience providing advice to senior-level officials in the public, private or non-profit sectors;

Personal Qualities:

  • A person of integrity Creative and takes initiative.
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
  • Effectively promote the SOSF’s mission, values and objectives.

Other Benefits

  • Work from Home
  • Flexible roles & work culture.
  • Five-day work/week with flexible working hours.
  • Learn while you work.

Application Closing Date

17th June, 2021.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF or Word Format) to: recruitment@skillsoutsideschool.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Social Media/ Website Intern

Job Type: Full Time

Experience: 1 – 3 years

Location: Abuja

Roles

The core roles of the Social Media/ Website Intern include but not limited to:

  • Assisting the Media and Communications Officer to manage the online presence of the Foundation, using all the available social media platforms.
  • Updating and monitoring engagements on the Foundations social media platforms.
  • Finding and developing relevant content (including well-researched blog posts) of interest to our audience.
  • Tracking traffic to social media platforms and sending reports to the board on a monthly basis.
  • Developing interactive and innovative online campaigns, contests and competitions.
  • Developing video podcasts with key research information and data for the website.
  • Create and maintain a content editorial calendar.
  • Uploading videos, photo albums to the website, social media etc.
  • Finding users to follow/friend/like our business and engaging them.
  • Tracking the growth and the impact of social media on our organization.
  • Sending out emails to Foundation’s stakeholders.
  • Assisting the Media and Communications Officer to engage stakeholders offline.

Reporting Relationship:

  • Media and Communications Officer.

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline preferably in English, Mass Communication, Journalism, Marketing or any related Social Science / Art course.
  • Additional qualifications that are media related will be a plus.

Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills.
  • Superior Writing and Research Skills.
  • Search engine optimization and digital marketing.
  • Excellent Analytical and critical thinking Skills.
  • Strong IT Skills.
  • Ability to utilize reporting tools for analysis of traffic, referral link and reader demographics.
  • Ability to use dropbox, sharepoint and Google drive.
  • Being able to understand and execute complex instructions.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Personal Qualities:

  • A person of integrity Creative and takes initiative.
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
  • Effectively promote the SOSF’s mission, values and objectives.

Other Benefits

  • Work from Home
  • Flexible roles & work culture
  • Five-day work/week with flexible working hours.
  • Learn while you work.

Application Closing Date

17th June, 2021.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF or Word Format) to: recruitment@skillsoutsideschool.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Grand Writer

Job Type: Full Time

Experience: 0 – 3 years

Location: Abuja

Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

  • The core role of the Grant Writer is to research and gather documentation that fulfills the requirements of various funding bodies both to develop robust proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects formally seeking funding support on behalf of the foundation.
    The grant writer will also manage a grant calendar.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Research and source for individual donors and funding organizations.
  • Keeping records to efficiently track the proposals.
  • Developing relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to test prospects for corporate and foundation grants and Identifying grant funding opportunities.
  • Writing, submitting, and managing grant proposals.
  • Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents.
  • Collaborating with Media and Comms Officer to send funders newsletters and reports.
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Maintain current records in the database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Track statistics relevant to the development and provide the department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
  • Maintaining records in hard copies and computer databases.

Reporting Relationship:

  • CEO

Skills, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing or related field.
  • 2+ years of grant writing experience.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Proficient with MS Office Word and Excel.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong peopleskills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Personal Qualities:

  • A person of integrity and takes initiative.
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
  • Effectively promote the SOSF’s mission, values and objectives.

Remuneration

10% per Grant gotten.

Other Benefits:

  • Work from Home
  • Flexible roles & work culture
  • Five-day work/week with flexible working hours.
  • Learn while you work.

Application Closing Date

17th June, 2021.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF or Word Format) to: recruitment@skillsoutsideschool.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

 

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