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Professional Fellowship Programme in USA for The African 2018
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Toluwanimi Onibokun October 17, 2017 Apply, Fellowship, Latest, Opportunities, Recent
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The Professional Fellows Program offers promising young professionals; the opportunity to gain training and practical experience working in organizations in the United States The program is supported by the Department of State, through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. There are thousands of alumni from these programs in positions of leadership around the world.

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for the Middle East and North Africa is a fully funded 6-week program (including a 4-week fellowship placement) in the U.S. for young professionals committed to empowering their communities through innovation and entrepreneurship, socially responsible businesses, and workforce development.

WORTH

Effective practices in business management (developing a business plan, financing and accounting, human resource management, marketing, strategic planning, and networking, etc.);
Principles of social entrepreneurship and increase the ability to run effective community outreach and public relations campaigns;
Best practices from American colleagues in workforce development, gain exposure to models and innovative and practical ideas and tools in increase effectiveness of these programs;
Increase the ability to think “outside of the box,” and spark creative, innovative approaches to problems, products, and marketplaces;
Acquire new skills and strategies to engage effectively with policymakers and government officials;
Form new or improved strategic partnerships.
ELIGIBILITY

25-40 Years old
A current citizen and resident of: Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, or Lebanon
Speak fluent to English (enough to work full-time in a US fellowship)
Have at least two years‘ work experience in their field
Currently employed
Interest in hosting reciprocal program for Americans in your country
Able to convene 25 or more colleagues for post-trip briefings, presentations, and project work
Have demonstrated strong leadership skills and commitment to community
Demonstrates initiative, teamwork, and openness
Preference will be given to those who have not previously traveled on a U.S. government funded program.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2017

2018 Winter Youth Assembly for Young Leaders at the United Nations Headquarters, New York

Application Deadline: November 30th 2017

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF) is pleased to announce the dates for the upcoming session of the Youth Assembly in 2018. Organized on the theme of “Innovation and Collaboration for a Sustainable World,” the 21st session of the Youth Assembly is tentatively scheduled from 14-16 February 2018 and will serve as a forum to open up new pathways for cooperation, while harnessing the creativity and energy of youth delegates for global impact. In alignment with the upcoming 2018 High-Level Political Forum, the conference will focus on the environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda, particularly Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, and 15.

Requirements:

FAF invites youth from around the world to apply for next year’s Winter Youth Assembly. Delegate applications are open to youth between the ages of 16 to 28 who exemplify strong potential or have made an impact as leaders and changemakers in their communities. Interested applicants who are 29 years or older may apply as an Observer.

Eligibility & Selection
A Youth Assembly Delegate* must be:

Between the ages of 16 – 28 (at the time of the conference)
Actively involved in his/her community
Interested in sustainable development and the United Nations
Strongly motivated to become a changemaker in their community and the world
Interested applicants who are older than 28 may apply as a Youth Assembly Observer*.

Applications are evaluated based on the individual’s work or involvement, achievements, and interest in sustainable development and the United Nations.

*Please note that becoming a Youth Assembly Delegate/Observer does not constitute an official position as a representative, delegate or ambassador of your country.

Early Bird-Registration

Participants who register during the Early-Bird registration period (16 October – 30 November 2017) have the opportunity to attend a briefing/visit at a Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in addition to all of the sessions at the Youth Assembly at the United Nations.
Outstanding Youth Delegate Award

Carrying on this year’s successful run, FAF will once again recognize two (2) Outstanding Youth Delegates for the 2018 Winter edition.
The winners will have the unique opportunity to speak during the Youth Assembly and inspire other young people through their work and commitment to global development and the success of the SDGs.
Delegate Package

The Delegate Package is designed to extend the Youth Assembly experience beyond the conference and provide an exclusive networking opportunity to delegates, in addition to affordable accommodation and meals during their stay in the United States

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018 Winter Youth Assembly

Echoing Green Global Fellowship 2018 for Emerging Social Entrepreneurs ( $USD 80,000)

Echoing Green Fellows are the innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels that reject the status quo and drive positive social change all over the world. While their work, their geographies, and even their approaches may be as varied as the problems they are working to solve, their common passion and commitment form the base of this robust, active community of leaders.

 Program Component

The Fellowships are awarded annually to individuals or partners who receive:

  • A dedicated Echoing Green portfolio manager to assist in the development of an Individualized Fellow Plan, access to technical expertise and pro bono partnerships to help grow their organization, and support from Echoing Green chaplains
  • Leadership development, peer mentorship, and targeted networking opportunities
  • A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs, public service leaders, and industry leaders including the Echoing Green network of over 700 Fellows working in sixty countries all over the world.
  • A stipend of $80,000 for individuals (or $90,000 for two-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
  • A health insurance stipend and yearly professional development stipend

Eligibility Requirements:

In order to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, the applicant must be:
  • Over 18 years old
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to commit a full 35 hour work week to their organization.
In order to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, the organization must be:
  • The original idea of the applicant(s)
  • In its start-up phase, usually within the first two years of operation
  • Independent and autonomous

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, kindly visit the link below to apply

Click here to apply for the Echoing Green Global Fellowship 2018

Application Deadline: October 24, 2017

NDDC SKILL ACQUISITION TRAINING

The Niger Delta Regional Master Plan (NDRDMP) in section 5.7.3 and 5.7.4 addresses policies for economic development in rural and urban areas of the region. The above sections of the Master Plan emphasize the need for all stakeholders to invest consistently in the development of entrepreneur activities in the region, through training and capacity building for entrepreneurs among others activities.

Following the success of the previous programmes and the overwhelming interests of the (MICRO SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES) MSMEs in the region, the Commission intends to further build the capacity of some identified MSMEs from across the region that are determined to compete favourably in today’s global economy.

ABOUT THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME:

The Entrepreneurship Training Programme is about identifying viable businesses in the MSME category from all (9) Nine states of the region, and build their capacity and thereafter provide necessary supports and enabling environment for their growth and competitiveness in today’s global markets. The nature of support will be determined by the business plan that will be developed by each participating entrepreneur during the training.

It needs to be emphasized here that there is need to diversify and strengthen the economies of the Niger Delta States and make them less dependent on the oil and gas sector. Therefore ONLY entrepreneurs outside the oil and gas sector are encouraged to apply.

The preferred sectors include:

a) Agriculture
b) ICT
c) Manufacturing and Processing
d) Entertainment and Hospitality
e) Commerce and Trade
f) Professional Services, among others.

GENERAL CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:

1. The business (existing or soon to be registered) must be legitimate concerns (not involved in illegal pursuits) and duly registered under the laws of the federal Republic of Nigeria.

2. The entrepreneur(s) promoting the business i.e. Sole Proprietor(s), Partners or Directors must be from one of the Niger Delta States.

3. The business must be dully registered with the relevant Inland Revenue (tax) Authorities.

2. OTHER SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAMMES

The Commission also intends to train Niger Deltans to acquire up to date skills in different trades. By so doing, the Commission would have created a pool of skilled workforce who are self-reliant and capable of training and employing other Niger Deltans.

The Programmes are as follows:

1. Welding and fabrication
2. Furniture making & wood work
3. Catering & confectionary
4. Food processing
5. Home management (tie & dye)
6. Modern painting technology
7. Fashion design & tailoring
8. Computer technology/programming
9. Entertainment industry
10. Solar power maintenance
11. Maritime technology

METHOD OF APPLICATION FOR ALL THE PROGRAMMES:

Interested applicants are hereby requested to visit the official web portal http://www.nddc.gov.ng/skillCID.html and select any skill of interest and fill the application form as applicable.

Please note as follows:

1. Application will only be received online through the NDDC web portal.

2. The applicant is expected to complete one form only as multiple applications will attract automatic disqualification.

3. The selection process described in this publication will be extremely rigorous, thorough and competitive.

4. Only selected Candidates will be contacted and they will be required to produce original copies of their educational Certificates, Local Government identification certificates etc. before the final selection.

5. Application may be submitted on-line between September 25, 2017 to October 9, 2017

ENI SCHOLARSHIP 2018/2019 FOR AFRICANS

St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni, is offering up to three students from Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, or the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) the opportunity to study download (1)enilogofor a fully funded degree in 2018/19.


About the scholarship

This scholarships will allow St Antony’s to admit up to three of the best African students irrespective of means and will add immeasurably to the diverse and intellectual character of the College. This is part of a joint initiative between Eni & St Antony’s College to invest in and strengthen African leadership.

St Antony’s and Eni are equally keen to provide encouragement and where possible, structured incentives for Eni Scholars to continue their studies or find useful employment back in their home country after graduating from Oxford. Discussions about this are ongoing and scholars will be informed of relevant contacts and partnerships as they emerge.

Eni Scholars say…

“I encourage ambitious African scholars to also take up this wonderful opportunity to apply for an Eni Scholarship at St Antony’s College for a life changing experience in the first university in the English speaking world. This is because St Antony’s College is the most diverse college in Oxford and it also takes an exceptional interest in the growth, development and success of scholars.” – Christopher Appiah-Thompson, MSc African Studies 2013-14

“Thank you for awarding me one of the inaugural Eni Scholarships… from work experience at the BBC World Service for Africa to organising the 2012 Oxford University Pan-African Conference, I had my fair share of opportunities Oxford provides, and I am deeply grateful for it.” – Matthew Adeiza, Nigeria, MSc African Studies 2011/12

Am I eligible?

The scholarships are open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, and the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). Preference will be given to applicants whose first degree is from an African university.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit their home country after graduation.

Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the University’s course guide for more information.

Applicants must apply for admission to one of the following eligible courses:

1 year Master’s courses

  • MSc African Studies
  • MSc Economic & Social History
  • MSc Economics for Development
  • MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy

What does it cover?

100% of university and college fees, and an annual grant for living costs of £14,553 for 12 month courses and £10,915 for 9 month courses. The stipend for courses with different durations will be adjusted accordingly.

The scholarship also covers one economy return airfare from your home country to the UK at the start and end of your course.

How do I apply?

In order to be considered for the scholarship, please follow these three steps:

  1. Read the information on this webpage carefully.
  2. Apply online to the University of Oxford for one of the eligible courses as listed above. You must submit your application for graduate study to the University by the January deadline (8 or 19 January 2018 depending on the programme you apply to – please check the University’s guidance on application deadlines) and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (16 March 2018). It would help if you select St Antony’s College in the college choice section of the application form, though this is not compulsory.
  3. Once you have applied to the University, please complete the online Eni Scholarship application form (available at: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/direct/eval-evaluation/16740)  The deadline for submission of the form is 12 noon, UK time, on Friday 16 March 2018.

Please note that incomplete and ineligible applications will not be considered for an Eni Scholarship. 

How will I know if I have been successful?

We expect to be able to email successful candidates by the end of May 2018. If you have not been contacted by then, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Further information

If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email the Deputy Registrar.

Ecobank Nigeria Intensive Graduate Program (ENG-IGP)

ecoThe ENG-IGP is a development program for identified high- potential, fresh and young graduates, who will go through one- year structured and intensive graduate program to be equipped with the skills and expertise necessary to have a successful career in the Banking industry. Candidates that undergo this program will upon successful completion convert from Graduates to Banking Professionals.

Who are we looking for?:

  • Applicants not more than 25 years old by December 2017
  • Must have completed NYSC with a valid certificate
  • First degree in any discipline from a reputable institution with minimum of ‘Second Class Upper’. (Post-graduate degree will be an added advantage)
  • 0-1 Year post NYSC experience

What are we looking for?:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Self-driven and result-oriented
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • A good team player
  • Commitment to career in Financial Services

What’s in it for you?:

  • Opportunity to build a career with a leading Pan-African Institution
  • Reward and recognition
  • Empowerment and accountability
  • Opportunity to apply your creative and innovative skills
  • Consistent learning and development opportunities

Application closes on the 31st of October, 2017. Apply now

SAGE5 BENEFIT OF SAGE ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE

Accounting software describes a type of application software that records and processes accounting transactions within functional modules such as accounts payableaccounts receivablepayroll, and trial balance. It functions as an accounting information system. It may be developed in-house by the organization using it, may be purchased from a third party, or may be a combination of a third-party application software package with local modifications.

Also an accounting software may be on-line based i.e. accessed anywhere at any time with any device which are internet enabled e.g. StraightBook, FreshBooks, Xero, QuickBooks Online, or may be desktop based like QuickBooks, Sage50, Tally etc. It varies greatly in its complexity and cost

If you are considering adopting a new accounting software and have heard about Sage Accounts but are not too sure of the benefits then here they are,

 

ADAPTABLE TO YOUR NEEDS:
Sage accounting packages are available as unique and distinct modules that can be easily bolted together – or even developed upon – to form bespoke accounts packages for your company.
This means that instead of buying an off-the-shelf accounts software with many features not relevant to your company (but that you are still paying for) you are able to buy just the modules that you need for a fraction of the cost! And when your company changes and grows other modules can be added for your changing needs.

EASY TO USE:
Sage software such as Sage 50 Accounts are easy to learn and operate – saving time and costly accounting mistakes. Data is stored for fast retrieval so that normal accounting practices can be checked effortlessly as well as inventory checks and more.

EFFICIENT:
The accounting software helps you to prepare invoices quickly and efficiently – customer spending patterns can be predicted as the software remembers the individual costs on customers latest invoices and customer labels can be printed based on the selected mailing-list specifications.

VERSATILITY:
The software has the ability to go beyond basic accounting. All Sage software right through from the entry level to the larger packages allow companies to unify inter-departmental customer contact and processes and to effectively manage projects.

 ABILITY TO RAISE THE ALARM:

It’s like having an extra person on board keeping a close eye on projects costs and timings. Sage accounting software can raise the alarm when projects are coming close to over budget or time.
Project managers are warned accordingly about individual tasks in a project that may need looking at by tracking the budget and tie commitments.

As pat of our business development training service we will be having a one day pratical training session on how to use, install and administer  AAGE Accounting software, if you would like a personal information on this training here in port Harcourt, Rivers state Nigeria, please forward a mail to newbreedschools@gmail.com and we will get back to you

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