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Roselyn Ifeoma Micheal: The skills I acquired from L.I.F.E has set me on the path to success

Par | AbaLIFE, Plaidoyer, AjegunleLIFE, Droits numériques, Échos de la vie, TIC, LA VIE, Non classé

I got to hear about the training through a friend who graduated from the training earlier. The change I saw in her was what motivated me to join the training. I had my fears as I hadn’t touched a computer before, but she assured me that it would not be a problem as the instructors will guide me through the steps and processes. Based on her encouragement, I picked the form and passed through the selection process, and was among the selected few.

During the training, I was nervous when it came to handling the mouse or practicing what was taught. But thankfully, the trainers and officers at the center were so understanding and they helped me overcome my phobia which made the learning process easy.

I was impacted by the training in so many ways. Before the training, I believed acquiring digital skills was meant for extraordinary minds, but all those perceptions were changed during the training as I saw myself doing things I couldn’t have imagined doing before joining the training.

This was not only in digital skills, even the entrepreneurship skills classes exposed me to things I did not know about. Like generating ideas that can change my community, and then my social and communication skills were not left out as I have moved from a timid girl that I used to be to a bold person that can address any gathering comfortably now.

I am so grateful that the skills I acquired from this training have set me on the path to success since I left the training. I will proudly say that with the help of the skills I got, I now work as a secretary in a law chamber and the salary has helped me in contributing to the upkeep of my house making my family more proud of me.

Asma’u Mu’azu: I am now Running my Business without Losing Money but Making a Profit.

Par | AbaLIFE, AjegunleLIFE, Droits numériques, Échos de la vie, TIC, LA VIE, Non classé

After secondary school, I attended vocational training where I learned how to make handbags. I had been making the bags for some time but I later realized that I was not making a profit. This was because I didn’t know how to properly run my business.

My sister advised me to join the DakataLIFE program at Paradigm Initiative. I joined the 2017C class where I learned how to use the computer. I liked the graphic design classes because I learned how to design logos and letterheads. The part of the training that really helped me in running my business was the Build Your Business (BYB) entrepreneurship classes.

Since finishing the program, I have continued with my bag-making business, and with the help of the knowledge I got from the program I am now running my business without losing money but making a profit. I now know how to advertise my bags online through WhatsApp groups. I used to think WhatsApp was only for Chatting but now I know how to use it to grow my business. The training has really made an impact on my life because I am now more self-confident to advertise my product. I am also making money so I can be self-reliant.

With the experience, I got during the training I can say “Always believe in yourself because if you don’t, then no one will believe in you”. Thanks to paradigm initiative.

PIN Joins Civil Society Organisations in Myanmar to say ‘NO’ to the current Internet Shutdown in the Country

Par | Plaidoyer, Droits numériques, Politique de TIC, TIC, Non classé

Dear mobile operators and internet service providers in Myanmar, Right now, more than ever, the internet is integral to our survival. Without it we cannot stay connected with each other and the outside world, which heightens the risk for human rights violations against us.

Given this, we are writing with regards to your adherence to the shutdown of social media platforms. On February 3, 2021, mobile operators, international gateways, and internet service providers (ISPs) received a directive from the Ministry of Transport and Communications to block Facebook; on February 5, 2021, an additional directive was received to block the social media platforms Twitter and Instagram.

These directives were given by an illegitimate authority body – by engaging in an illegal, unconstitutional seizure of power, the military does not have the right to be recognized as the governing body of Myanmar. By complying with their directives, your companies are essentially legitimizing the military’s authority, despite international condemnation of this very body.

Further, the rights to freedom of expression and information are protected under general international human rights law. As evidenced in Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, any restrictions to freedom of expression must be necessary and proportionate to achieving a legitimate aim. With COVID restrictions and ongoing security risks in the country, the people of Myanmar rely on social media platforms to share their voices with each other and the world. The blocking of social media platforms with the intent to silence Myanmar people’s dissent cannot be perceived as a legitimate aim.

We call for mobile operators and ISPs to take every action available to appeal the recent junta directives. Telenor has stated that the directive has a legal basis under the Myanmar Telecommunications Law but this is questionable. Section 77 of the Telecommunications Law authorizes the Ministry of Transport and Communication (MOTC) in case an “emergency situation arises to operate for the public interest,” to direct a telecommunications licensee to
suspend service or “intercept or not to operate any specific form of communication.” According to the International Commission of Jurists, Section 77 is incompatible with international human rights law and standards on freedom of expression and information, which in turn brings into question the validity of the MOTC order.

Additionally, we understand that telecom operators are required to report on requests for personal user data. We would like assurance that your companies are only disclosing information related to life-or-death situations. Facilitating the military’s surveillance of activists and journalists puts them at severe risk.

Finally, we would like to remind all operators that under the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights, you have a duty to not enable or contribute to potential human rights violations. Shutting down an important means for the nation to communicate with one another and bear witness is part of the military’s strategy to illegally retain power, and would thereby allow for potential human rights violations to take place with impunity. To uphold your duty:

  • Mobile operators and ISPs must prevent the military from accessing user data.
  • Mobile operators and ISPs must take every action available to appeal the recent junta directives.
  • Mobile operators and ISPs must develop plans in the event the human rights situation in Myanmar deteriorates.

Your services and actions are needed by the people now more than ever.

Regards,
Myanmar Civil Society Organizations working on:
Human Rights,
Peace and Federal Democracy,
Justice and Accountability

 

APPEL À PROPOSITION: Production d’un court métrage sur l’état des droits numériques et de l’inclusion en Afrique.

Par | Plaidoyer, Droits numériques, DigitalJobs, Politique de TIC, TIC

 Introduction

Paradigm Initiative (PIN) est une entreprise sociale qui construit des systèmes de soutien basés sur les TIC et plaide pour les droits numériques afin d’améliorer les moyens de subsistance des jeunes Africains mal desservis. PIN a développé Londa: un rapport sur l’état des droits numériques et de l’inclusion en Afrique, qui présente l’état des droits numériques dans 20 pays africains et formule des recommandations clés pour les droits numériques et la protection de l’inclusion. Il capture entre autres, la fracture numérique aggravée par la pandémie du COVID-19. Le rapport met au jour des infractions dans différents domaines thématiques tels que la vie privée, l’accès à l’information et la liberté d’expression avec un contexte législatif et politique bien exposé.

Raison d’être et portée

PIN cherche à produire un court métrage, de 15 à 20 minutes, qui raconte l’histoire des droits numériques et de l’inclusion en Afrique. Le film doit faire ressortir un thème majeur dans les 20 pays rapportés à Londa. Le but est de présenter une production visuelle qui peut être vue et comprise par divers membres de la société africaine. Le langage utilisé doit être simple, inclusif et compréhensible pour atteindre un large public en Afrique. En tant que tel, le demandeur doit répondre en indiquant une stratégie de marketing solide.

 Chronologie

La production du scénario devrait avoir lieu au cours de la dernière semaine de février et la production réelle du film devrait commencer le 1er mars 2021. PIN s’attend à ce qu’un film finalisé soit produit d’ici le 20 avril 2021

 Attentes

PIN recherche une société de production pour faire ce qui suit:

Développer un scénario pour le film de Londa.

  • Produire le film en anglais et en français avec des sous-titres en swahili.
  • Assurer la diffusion du film auprès des publics et des parties prenantes anglophones et francophones, et doubler le film en version française en plus de la production originale anglaise.
  • La société de production de films doit disposer d’un équipement de production moderne et d’un personnel qualifié capable de rédiger des scénarios, de traduire en français, de produire des films et de doubler le film avec les conseils de l’équipe de communication interne de PIN.
  • La société de production cinématographique doit être ouverte à rencontrer régulièrement l’équipe PIN pour toute clarification et mise à jour.

Tâches de production

La société de production de films fera ce qui suit:

  • Développer le scénario anglais et la version française.
  • Produire un court métrage anglais et un doublage français, d’ici le 20 avril 2021.
  • Aligner étroitement la version doublée avec le style et le ton de l’original, tout en la maintenant parfaitement synchronisée avec les lèvres, les expressions et le langage corporel des acteurs.
  • Enregistrer et utiliser une narration française standard et préparez la musique de fond pour le film.
  • Finalisez la production originale en anglais et le doublage en français selon les commentaires fournis par Paradigm Initiative.
  • Finaliser tous types de données (scripts, images, clips, etc.) après consultation et approbation.
  • Utilisez le dernier logiciel de copie de haute qualité.

 Tâches de marketing et de distribution

Pour s’assurer que le film est largement distribué et promu sur les plateformes et canaux locaux et internationaux (en ligne et hors ligne), la société de production doit avoir la capacité de planifier et d’exécuter le marketing et la distribution du film. La société de production doit être capable de faire ce qui suit:

  • Développer un plan marketing complet de 3 mois (mai-juillet) comprenant le public, les médias, les canaux, les attentes et les coûts.
  • Développer et partager une stratégie complète de médias sociaux pour le marketing et la distribution du film.
  • Développer et partager un plan de relations publiques complet pour le marketing et la distribution du film.
  • Veiller à ce que le film soit correctement répertorié sur les plateformes de VOD et les programmes de médias traditionnels en Afrique et à l’étranger.
  • Assurer que le film soit répertorié dans toutes les bases de données de films internationales, les festivals pertinents et les encyclopédies.
  • Faire la publicité de spots, d’affiches et de teasers sur les médias traditionnels, notamment les journaux, la radio et la télévision.
  • Rédiger et produire un contenu et des critiques de qualité, en tenant compte des conventions et des limites des plateformes de médias sociaux.
  • Produire du contenu de haute qualité pour les plateformes de médias sociaux de Paradigm Initiative, notamment Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn et Instagram.
  • Créer et éditer des vidéos qui peuvent être publiées sur les plateformes pour promouvoir le film et le rapport sur les droits numériques en Afrique.
  • Partager régulièrement le contenu avec PIN.
  • Gérer et répondre aux commentaires dans les médias et les médias sociaux.

Qualifications, antécédents et expérience

L’entreprise idéale doit avoir une expertise et une créativité techniques / professionnelles de haut niveau en matière de rédaction, de production et de doublage de films. Le candidat retenu doit:

-Soumettre deux exemples de chacune des œuvres suivantes: Un film-scénario, un film et des productions de doublage vidéo en français directement produites par le candidat.

-Démontrer des compétences en scénarisation, production, développement et doublage de films / films en français. Le film produit doit être en anglais et doublé en français et le scénario doit être produit en anglais et en français.

Les accents français pris en charge incluent la France, la Suisse ou l’Afrique (Togo, Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, Sénégal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Congo, Bénin, Tchad, Cameroun, Gabon, RCA, Niger, Mali, Maroc, Tunisie, Algérie).

Soumission

La proposition doit fournir les informations suivantes:

  • Proposition technique: aperçu et méthodologie pour entreprendre la rédaction du scénario; la traduction du scénario; la production du film; le doublage vidéo; le plan de marketing et de distribution ainsi que le plan de travail détaillé montrant les activités importantes de la mission et les jalons.
  • Proposition financière: Inclure un devis détaillé pour la production indiquant tous les coûts nécessaires.
  • La proposition doit également inclure les coordonnées de trois(3) références. Veuillez soumettre la proposition avec le portefeuille de travaux tel que requis et mentionné dans la section qualifications ci-dessus.
  • Les soumissions doivent inclure les directives de sécurité COVID-19.

Si cet appel à proposition décrit vos capacités, veuillez soumettre votre proposition avant le 15 février 2021. Paradigm Initiative encourage les soumissions collaboratives de plusieurs candidats.

Veuillez soumettre vos propositions à rfp@paradigmhq.org avec comme “objet”: Production cinématographique: Londa

Vacancy – Human Resource Officer

Par | DigitalJobs

We are looking for a brilliant individual to join our Human Resources team. The successful candidate will report to the Human Resource Manager and lend full support to Paradigm Initiative’s teams on tasks related to human resources which includes recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance monitoring.

Rôles et responsabilités

  1. Recruitment
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of the recruitment system and tools for vacancy management, and the maintenance of standards, interview procedures, and protocols.
    • Prepare notices and advertisements for vacant staff positions.
  • Schedule and organize interviews
  • Participate in applicant interviews
  • Conduct reference checks on possible candidates
  • Communicate back to unsuccessful applicants
  1. Staff development
  • Identify training and development opportunities for staff
  • Implement PIN’s Personal Development Plan and training schedule
  • Process employee requests for outside training while complying with policies and procedures, and determining the relevance of training to organization goals
  1. Benefits and Entitlements
  • Facilitate the provision of staff entitlements; Health Insurance, Loans
  1. Performance management
  • Assist the Human Resource Manager in conducting performance appraisals
  1. Administration
  • Supervise the administration of services to staff, i.e. Complimentary cards, ID cards, etc.
  • Preparation of administrative budget and monitor budgets ensuring no over-expenditures;
  • Filing and maintaining employee records, maintaining & updating employee records in personnel files.
  1. Staff Attendance Activities
  • Monitor scheduled absences such as holidays or travel, and coordinate actions to ensure the staff absence has been adequately covered off to ensure continuity of services.
  • Manage leave and sickness absence records
  • Perform other relevant duties that may be assigned by the Human Resource Manager

 Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Personnel Management or related field required;
  • Maximum of 2 years of general human resource management experience required, 
  • Must be a member of the CIPM or have other industry certifications like SHRM, HRCI 
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and word processing programs at a highly proficient level
  • Effective written communications skills including the ability to prepare reports and proposals

For the purpose of gender balance, a female candidate will be preferred. The position is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

 

Remuneration is between N1.8M et N2.2M comprising annual gross salary, reimbursements (housing, transportation, communication), amongst other benefits.

 

comment s'inscrire

Send a one-page statement of Interest, with your recent CV attached, to hr@paradigmhq.org.

The application closes on January 25, 2021, but the position will be filled as soon as we find the right fit. If you think you are the right fit, do not delay in sending in your application.

Vacancy: COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT – GRAPHICS DESIGNER

Par | DigitalJobs, TIC, LA VIE

Paradigm Initiative (PIN) is a non-profit social enterprise that builds ICT-enabled support systems for young people, in order to improve their livelihoods. Two of PIN’s programs focus on digital inclusion while the third focuses on digital rights advocacy. Paradigm Initiative’s digital rights advocacy program is focused on the development of public policy for internet freedom in key regions of Africa. Our policy advocacy efforts include media campaigns, coalition building, capacity building, research and report-writing.

Résumé du poste:  

We are seeking a Graphics Designer to join our team. You will be designing a wide variety of things across digital and offline media.  

Reporting To: 

chargée de communication

Rôles et responsabilités: 

  • Plan concepts by studying relevant information and materials
  • Illustrate concepts by designing examples of art arrangement, size, type size and style
  • Prepare finished art by operating necessary equipment and software
  • Coordinate with outside agencies, art services, web designer, printers and colleagues, where necessary
  • Communicate with internal customers about layout and design
  • Create a wide range of graphics and layouts with software such as adobe photoshop and illustrator.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements where necessary
  • Timely response to the communications needs of team members and providing timely updates regarding any ongoing project.
  • Produce all email campaigns, solicit content from internal sources, and manage review, testing, and sending.
  • Publish a variety of digital content with a focus on producing engaging web pages that are visually appealing and provide an overall rich experience for partners and visitors. Manage all postings to ensure content is on-brand and search- and social-optimized.
  • Develop and execute social and print media campaigns for key days, themes, and priority upcoming content.
  • Create content for social media accounts, post regularly on each account and ensure engagement with our various audiences.
  • Manage social ad campaigns and other promotions; track and share results for continuous improvement to targeting and segments.
  • Promote new content, key pages, and calls-to-action across channels. Position content to target different segments and to fit the format and publishing requirements of each platform
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing tasks as needed
  • Other projects as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphics Design or any other related field
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience as a Graphics Designer
  • Experience with computer-aided design
  • Excellent IT skills especially with design and photo-editing software

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Must be an exceptionally creative and strategic thinker with good judgement and ability to make independent decisions in a changing environment
  • Must be a good communicator; have excellent written, presentation and oral communications in English
  • Compétences en graphisme avec un portefeuille solide
  • Proficiency with required desktop publishing tools including Photoshop, InDesign Quark and Illustrator
  • Software skills desired – WordPress, SquareSpace, MailChimp (or similar email service provider), offline and cloud-based productivity tools
  • A strong eye for visual composition
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of corporate identity, advertisements and multimedia design
  • Attention to details and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism
  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively with others especially other team members
  • Ability to understand, speak and write French will be an added advantage

To be successful in this position, you will be a self-starter, capable of delivering brilliant creative ideas and showing amazing attention to detail.

comment s'inscrire

Send a one-page statement of interest, copies of or links to your graphic design works and your recent CV attached to hr@paradigmhq.org.

The application will be open until December 31, 2020, but it will be filled as soon as we find the right fit. If you think you are the right fit, do not delay in sending in your application.

RECRUTEMENT: Agent de Programme – Afrique de l’Ouest (Sénégal)

Par | DigitalJobs, TIC, LA VIE

Résumé du poste:

Fournir un soutien essentiel aux programmes, en travaillant avec le gestionnaire principal des programmes et d’autres membres de l’équipe pour réussir les projets. Gérer les programmes et événements sur les droits numériques et l’inclusion numérique, en Afrique de l’Ouest, pertinents pour la réalisation des buts et objectifs stratégiques de l’organisation, ainsi que pour établir des réseaux avec d’autres institutions.

Superviseur:

      Gestionnaire principal de programme

Rôles et Responsabilités:

  1. Politique et Administration
  • Aide à l’identification et à l’interprétation des stratégies et politiques du programme dans toute la région.
  • Planifier et concevoir des programmes et des événements; surveiller de manière proactive ses progrès, résoudre les problèmes et initier les actions correctives appropriées.
  • Assurer une assurance qualité efficace et l’intégrité globale du programme – se concentrer sur la cohérence interne du programme et vers l’extérieur sur sa cohérence avec la planification de l’infrastructure, l’interface avec d’autres programmes et les normes techniques et spécialisées de l’organisation.
  • Aider à administrer la formation d’autres membres du personnel de soutien et de l’équipe.
  • Surveiller et documenter l’élaboration de politiques relatives à l’inclusion numérique et aux droits numériques dans votre région.
  • Consigner les plaintes et les problèmes associés à l’exécution efficace des programmes.
  • Soutenir l’équipe administrative lorsque le besoin s’en fait sentir.
  • Assister à des fonctions l’organisation afin de construire le réseau de l’organisation.
  • Assurer l’achèvement des programmes en temps opportun dans les délais fixés.
  1. Contrôle des Ressources et Gestion Financière
  • Gérer efficacement les outils et les ressources pour la mise en œuvre du programme.
  • Tenir des registres de toutes les transactions financières associées aux processus et à l’achèvement du programme.
  • Assurer une bonne gestion de toutes les allocations budgétaires pour la gestion du programme.
  • Envoyez des dossiers financiers mensuels précis à l’unité des finances et des actifs tout en respectant les limites des budgets approuvés.
  • Travailler en collaboration avec l’équipe pour assurer une utilisation efficace des ressources.
  1. Planification et Mise en Œuvre du Programme
  • Avoir un impact sur les résultats de l’organisation en élaborant et en interprétant les initiatives et les nouvelles tendances en matière d’élaboration de programmes.
  • Rendre des services consultatifs au gestionnaire de programme ou au besoin sur des questions de planification, de mise en œuvre, de développement et de durabilité du programme.
  • Fournir des services de soutien essentiels à l’équipe sur une base régulière.
  • Fournir des mises à jour régulières de tous les processus de planification, pratiques et méthodologie du programme.
  • Recueillir et rassembler tous les rapports des programmes et événements terminés.
  1. Recherche et Collecte de Fonds
  • Rechercher et développer du matériel et des rapports décrivant la réussite des programmes.
  • Identifier et travailler avec le gestionnaire principal du programme pour contacter les bénéficiaires potentiels de financement et identifier d’autres sources de revenus pour le programme.
  • Travailler avec le gestionnaire principal de programme et le reste de l’équipe dans la rédaction des demandes de subvention.
  • Élaborer un budget et un plan de fonctionnement pour chaque programme.
  • Contribuez à l’analyse et à la communication des principaux développements de la politique numérique dans votre région en développant au moins une (1) note d’orientation par trimestre.
  • Contribuer aux rapports et à la recherche sur les développements de la politique numérique.
  1. Relations avec la Communauté
  • Identifier, développer et promouvoir des partenariats avec d’autres organisations externes.
  • Gérer les communications avec toutes les parties prenantes.
  • Fournir aux communautés des informations pertinentes sur les programmes et événements de PIN.
  1. Plaidoyer et Communications
  • Représenter PIN lors d’événements publics et / ou dans les médias de masse
  • Renforcer le réseautage de PIN avec les bailleurs de fonds, les fondations et d’autres organisations pertinentes pour développer des subventions et des partenariats et collaborations programmatiques
  • Identifier les opportunités de communication et les stratégies pour sensibiliser au NIP
  • Créer des liens entre les questions relatives aux droits numériques et à l’inclusion et les opportunités pour le PIN pour tirer parti de sa position dans les cercles de plaidoyer
  • Planifier et mener des activités de sensibilisation pour améliorer et soutenir les réseaux existants et futurs avec des bénéficiaires potentiels et des bailleurs de fonds

 

Éducation et Expérience:

  • Un avocat qualifié et membre d’Ordre des avocats du Sénégal.
  • Une formation en politique ou une expérience équivalente.
  • Expérience de travail de 3 à 5 ans dans le soutien de programmes avec plusieurs parties prenantes.
  • Flair et expérience en budgétisation, rédaction et rapports.
  • Expérience en gestion de projet et en élaboration de propositions fortement préférée.
  • Expérience dans la conception et la formation de programmes.

Connaissances, Compétences et Capacités:

  • Doit être un bon communicateur avec une excellente capacité rédactionnelle en anglais et en français.
  • Vaste connaissance et compréhension de la planification, de l’analyse, de la mise en œuvre et du développement de programmes.
  • Capacité à s’engager professionnellement et à travailler avec les principales parties prenantes dans divers contextes.
  • Capacité démontrée à rédiger des propositions, des rapports et des résultats de recherche ou d’autres documents organisationnels avec un minimum de supervision.
  • Bonne compréhension des problèmes de défense des droits numériques.
  • Gestion du temps et compétences administratives.
  • Aptitude avérée à établir des priorités, à travailler de manière autonome et à prendre des initiatives, à gérer plusieurs projets simultanément et à respecter les délais.
  • Bonne connaissance des méthodes et pratiques de recherche.
  • Compétence dans l’utilisation des systèmes informatiques, des logiciels, des données et des applications informatiques.
  • Bonnes compétences interpersonnelles.

Pour les raisons d’équilibre entre les sexes, les femmes sont encouragées à postuler.

Les candidats doivent résider au Sénégal.

 Comment s’inscrire:

Envoyez une déclaration d’intérêt d’une page, en Français et en Anglais, avec votre récent CV joint à hr@paradigmhq.org.

L’application sera ouverte jusqu’au 11 décembre 2020, mais elle sera remplie dès que nous trouverons la bonne candidate. Si vous pensez être la bonne personne, ne tardez pas à envoyer votre candidature.

Vacancy: Program Officer – W/A (Senegal)

Par | DigitalJobs, TIC, LA VIE

Paradigm Initiative (PIN) is a non-profit social enterprise that builds ICT-enabled support systems for young people, in order to improve their livelihoods. Two of PIN’s programs focus on digital inclusion while the third focuses on digital rights advocacy. Paradigm Initiative’s digital rights advocacy program is focused on the development of public policy for internet freedom in key regions of Africa. Our policy advocacy efforts include media campaigns, coalition building, capacity building, research and report-writing.

Résumé du poste:

To provide essential support to Programs, working with the Senior Program Manager and other team members to achieve projects’ success. To manage the Digital Rights and Digital Inclusion programs and events, in West Africa, relevant to accomplishing the organization’s strategic goals and objectives, as well as to establish networks with other institutions.

Reporting To:

Senior Program Manager

Roles and responsibilities:

1. Policy and Administration

  • Support with the identification and interpretation of program strategies and policies across the region
  • Plan and design programs and events; proactively monitor its progress, resolve issues and initiate appropriate corrective action
  • Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the program – focus inwardly on the internal consistency of the program and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interface with other programs and corporate technical and specialist standards
  • Assist in administering training for other support staff and team members
  • Monitor and document policy development around digital inclusion and digital rights  in your region
  • Log complaints and problems associated with running the programs effectively
  • Support the administrative team when the need arises
  • Attend corporate functions in order to build the organization’s network
  • Ensure timely completion of programs within set deadlines

2. Resource Control and Financial Management

  • Effectively manage tools and resources for program implementation
  • Keep records of all financial transactions associated with program processes and completion
  • Ensure proper management of all budgetary allocations for program management
  • Send accurate monthly financial records to the Finance & Assets unit while staying within the limits of approved budgets.
  • Collaboratively work with the team to ensure effective usage of resources

3. Program Planning and Implementation

  • Impact the organization’s output by developing and interpreting initiatives and new trends of program development
  • Render advisory services to the Program Manager or when required on matters of program planning, implementation, development and sustainability
  • Provide essential support services to the team on a regular basis
  • Provide regular updates of all planning processes, practices and program methodology
  • Collect and collate all reports of completed programs and events

4. Research and Fundraising

  • Research and develop materials and reports that outline the successful completion of programs
  • Identify, and work with the Senior Program Manager  to contact, potential grantees for funding and identify other income streams for the program
  • Work with the Senior Program Manager and the rest of the team in writing grant applications
  • Develop a budget and operating plan for each program
  • Contribute to the analysis and communication of key digital policy developments in your region by developing at least one (1) policy brief per quarter
  • Contribute to reports and research on Digital Policy developments

5. Community Relations

  • Identify, develop and promote partnerships with other external organizations
  • Manage communications with all stakeholders
  • Provide the communities with relevant information about PIN’s programs and events

6. Advocacy and Communications

  • Represent PIN at public events and/or in mass media
  • Strengthen PIN’s networking with funders, foundations and other relevant organizations to develop grant making and programmatic partnerships and collaborations
  • Identify communications opportunities and strategies to raise awareness about PIN
  • Create connections between issues relevant to digital rights and inclusion and opportunities for PIN to leverage its position in advocacy circles
  • Plan and conduct outreach activities to enhance and sustain existing and future networks with potential grantees and funders

Education and Experience:

  • A qualified lawyer and a member of the Bar Association of their country
  • A background in Policy or equivalent experience
  • Work experience of 3-5 years in supporting programs with multiple stakeholders
  • Flair for and experience in budgeting, writing and reporting
  • Project management and proposal development experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in program design and training

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be a strong communicator; have excellent written, presentation and oral communications in both English and French
  • Vast knowledge and understanding of program planning, analysis, implementation and development
  • Ability to professionally engage and work with key stakeholders in various settings
  • Demonstrated ability to draft proposals, reports and results of research or other organizational documents with minimal supervision
  • Strong understanding of digital rights advocacy issues
  • Time management and administrative skills
  • Proven ability to set priorities, work independently and take initiative, manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Good knowledge of research methods and practices 
  • Competence in the usage of computer systems, software, data and IT applications.
  • Good interpersonal skills

For the purpose of gender balance, a female candidate will be preferred. 

The successful candidate must be resident in Senegal.

comment s'inscrire

Send a one-page statement of interest, in English, with your recent CV attached to hr@paradigmhq.org.

The application will be open till December 11, 2020, but it will be filled as soon as we find the right fit. If you think you are the right fit, do not delay in sending in your application.

Vacancy: Program Officer – Anglophone West Africa

Par | DigitalJobs, TIC, LA VIE

Paradigm Initiative (PIN) is a non-profit social enterprise that builds ICT-enabled support systems for young people, in order to improve their livelihoods. Two of PIN’s programs focus on digital inclusion while the third focuses on digital rights advocacy. Paradigm Initiative’s digital rights advocacy program is focused on the development of public policy for internet freedom in key regions of Africa. Our policy advocacy efforts include media campaigns, coalition building, capacity building, research and report-writing.

Résumé du poste:

To provide essential support to Programs, working with the Senior Program Manager and other team members to achieve projects’ success. To manage the Digital Rights and Digital Inclusion programs and events, in Anglophone West Africa, relevant to accomplishing the organization’s strategic goals and objectives, as well as to establish networks with other institutions.

Reporting To:

Senior Program Manager

Roles and responsibilities:

1. Policy and Administration

  • Support with the identification and interpretation of program strategies and policies across the region
  • Plan and design programs and events; proactively monitor its progress, resolve issues and initiate appropriate corrective action
  • Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the program – focus inwardly on the internal consistency of the program and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interface with other programs and corporate technical and specialist standards
  • Assist in administering training for other support staff and team members
  • Monitor and document policy development around digital inclusion and digital rights  in your region
  • Log complaints and problems associated with running the programs effectively
  • Support the administrative team when the need arises
  • Attend corporate functions in order to build the organization’s network
  • Ensure timely completion of programs within set deadlines

2. Resource Control and Financial Management

  • Effectively manage tools and resources for program implementation
  • Keep records of all financial transactions associated with program processes and completion
  • Ensure proper management of all budgetary allocations for program management
  • Send accurate monthly financial records to the Finance & Assets unit while staying within the limits of approved budgets.
  • Collaboratively work with the team to ensure effective usage of resources

3. Program Planning and Implementation

  • Impact the organization’s output by developing and interpreting initiatives and new trends of program development
  • Render advisory services to the Program Manager or when required on matters of program planning, implementation, development and sustainability
  • Provide essential support services to the team on a regular basis
  • Provide regular updates of all planning processes, practices and program methodology
  • Collect and collate all reports of completed programs and events

4. Research and Fundraising

  • Research and develop materials and reports that outline the successful completion of programs
  • Identify, and work with the Senior Program Manager  to contact potential grantees for funding and identify other income streams for the program
  • Work with the Senior Program Manager and the rest of the team to write grant applications
  • Develop a budget and operating plan for each program
  • Contribute to the analysis and communication of key digital policy developments in your region by developing at least one (1) policy brief per quarter
  • Contribute to reports and research on Digital Policy developments

5. Community Relations

  • Identify, develop and promote partnerships with other external organizations
  • Manage communications with all stakeholders
  • Provide the communities with relevant information about PIN’s programs and events

6. Advocacy and Communications

  • Represent PIN at public events and/or in mass media
  • Strengthen PIN’s networking with funders, foundations and other relevant organizations to develop grant-making and programmatic partnerships and collaborations
  • Identify communications opportunities and strategies to raise awareness about PIN
  • Create connections between issues relevant to digital rights and inclusion and opportunities for PIN to leverage its position in advocacy circles
  • Plan and conduct outreach activities to enhance and sustain existing and future networks with potential grantees and funders

Education and Experience:

  • A qualified lawyer and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association
  • A background in Policy or equivalent experience
  • Work experience of 3-5 years in supporting programs with multiple stakeholders
  • Flair for and experience in budgeting, writing and reporting
  • Project management and proposal development experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in program design and training

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be a strong communicator; have excellent written, presentation and oral communications in English
  • Ability to understand, write in and speak French will be an added advantage
  • Vast knowledge and understanding of program planning, analysis, implementation and development
  • Ability to professionally engage and work with key stakeholders in various settings
  • Demonstrated ability to draft proposals, reports and results of research or other organizational documents with minimal supervision
  • Strong understanding of digital rights advocacy issues
  • Time management and administrative skills
  • Proven ability to set priorities, work independently, take initiative, manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Good knowledge of research methods and practices 
  • Competence in the usage of computer systems, software, data and IT applications
  • Good interpersonal skills

For the purpose of gender balance, a female candidate will be preferred. 

This position is based in Abuja.

comment s'inscrire

Send a one-page statement of interest, in English, with your recent CV attached to hr@paradigmhq.org.

The application will be open till December 4, 2020, but it will be filled as soon as we find the right fit. If you think you are the right fit, do not delay in sending in your application.

Vacancy: COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

Par | DigitalJobs, TIC, LA VIE

Paradigm Initiative (PIN) is a non-profit social enterprise that builds ICT-enabled support systems for young people, in order to improve their livelihoods. Two of PIN’s programs focus on digital inclusion while the third focuses on digital rights advocacy. Paradigm Initiative’s digital rights advocacy program is focused on the development of public policy for internet freedom in key regions of Africa. Our policy advocacy efforts include media campaigns, coalition building, capacity building, research and report-writing.

Résumé du poste:  

This position is responsible for supporting the Communications Officer to create and publish content, brainstorm ideas, and develop newsletters and other publications. The successful candidate will also write press releases, monitor media coverage and attend both external and internal events. 

Reporting To: 

chargée de communication

Rôles et responsabilités: 

  • Publish a variety of digital content with a focus on producing engaging web pages that are visually appealing and provide an overall rich experience for partners and visitors. Manage all postings to ensure content is on-brand and search- and social-optimized.
  • Timely response to the communications needs of team members and providing timely updates regarding any ongoing project.
  • Produce all email campaigns, solicit content from internal sources, and manage review, testing, and sending.
  • Support digital execution and participate in digital advocacy—across email, website, print and social media—of programmes and projects across offices and Regions throughout the year.
  • Develop and execute social and print media campaigns for key days, themes, and priority upcoming content.
  • Create content for social media accounts, post regularly on each account and ensure engagement with our various audiences.
  • Manage social ad campaigns and other promotions; track and share results for continuous improvement to targeting and segments.
  • Promote new content, key pages, and calls-to-action across channels. Position content to target different segments and to fit the format and publishing requirements of each platform
  • Coordinate and support communications projects, outreach, and products as needed
  • Proof read and coordinate production of communications materials
  • Support the development and maintenance of PIN’s website
  • Research and collect information and data for content and communications strategy
  • Compile and maintain media and community database
  • Identify good stories and exercise good storytelling skills
  • Other projects as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism or any other related field
  • At least 2 years of relevant communications experience; digital communications experience is highly preferred
  • Experience publishing content on WordPress, Squarespace or other CMS platforms

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Must be a strong communicator; have excellent written, presentation and oral communications in English
  • Ability to understand, speak and write French will be an added advantage
  • Attention to details and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage time, deliverables and meet deadlines
  • Must be a creative and strategic thinker with good judgement and ability to make independent decisions in a changing environment
  • Software skills desired – WordPress, SquareSpace, MailChimp (or similar email service provider), offline and cloud-based productivity tools
  • Graphic designs skill will be an added advantage 
  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively with others especially other team members

comment s'inscrire

Send a one-page statement of Interest, with your recent CV attached to hr@paradigmhq.org.

The application will be open until November 30, 2020 but it will be filled as soon as we find the right fit. If you think you are the right fit, do not delay in sending in your application.

 

This position is based in Nigeria.

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