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About CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity building organisation. The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and development processes in West Africa, and also to provide alternatives and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the region.

CDD envisions a West Africa that is democratically governed, economically integrated – promoting human security and people centered development. The mission of the centre is to be the prime catalyst and facilitator for strategic analysis and capacity building for sustainable democracy and development in the West African sub-region.

Following expansion of our work and the need to create career opportunity for younger generation, the organization requires Interns to fill following positions in its Abuja office.

 

  1. Communications Interns
  2. Programme Interns

 

Internship Programme

CDD is known for offering unique working experience to new set of young population in Nigeria and West Africa. The internship programme has in the past recorded success in providing practical work experience by working with outstanding career professionals and senior staff with vast experience in governance, peace and security across West Africa.  As a continuation of our tradition, this internship programme is designed to:

  1. Attract pool of young talented and potential employees;
  2. Create an opportunity for career development for its successful participants;
  3. Further create a network of advocates for CDD’s engagements/activities; and
  4. Provide support and improved work outputs for existing program, administrative and finance staff.

 

Duration

Internship is available on a short term basis of not more than six months.

Job Description/Eligibity Criteria

Programme Intern – Person Specification

  • Degree in the Social Sciences, Humanities or related field
  • Knowledge of Elections, Peace & Security and/or Gender issues in West Africa,
  • Fluency in both English and French is an added advantage,
  • Excellent analytical, writing and ‘actioning’ skills
  • Ability to thrive under pressure with limited support
  • Effective and persuasive communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal, presentational and public speaking skills
  • Excellent IT Skills

Job responsibilities

  • Assist in organizing events and outreach activities that the organization is working on.
  • Provide support in tracking and monitoring newspaper reports and press clippings on elections, policies and programmes of government, security issues and other thematic issues that the organization is working on.
  • Assist with relevant research reports for and writing of proposals to donor agencies.
  • Assist with transcription of interviews and any recording that are useful for the work of the organization.
  • Provide support in the preparation of reports to donor agencies and for CDD annual reports.
  • Represent the Centre at meetings, networks and coalitions
  • Carrying out other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time by the Head of Programme.

 

Communications Intern – Person Specification

  • Degree in Mass Communication, English Language, Communication Art, or any related course.
  • At least one years’ experience in books publication
  • Ability to organize press conferences at short notice
  • Fluency in both English and French is an added advantage,
  • Excellent analytical, writing and ‘actioning’ skills
  • Ability to thrive under pressure with limited support
  • Ability to develop visualization and manage website
  • Effective and persuasive communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal, presentational and public speaking skills
  • IT Skills, video coverage and editing.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide support in coordinating the media on disseminating information about CDD programmes, activities, and events.
  • Management of organization’s websites and social media platforms.
  • Assist in writing r and disseminating press releases on CDD’s work to media
  • Liase with both electronic and the print media on branding of CDD’s work and profile.
  • Keep database of media contacts nationally and internationally.
  • Provide support in the development of CDD’s Annual reports .
  • Layout and infographic design of all CDD reports

 

Method of application:

All interested applicants should forward a one page application plus a maximum 3 page CV to recruitment@cddwestafrica.org not later than 7th June2017. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer of labour committed to promoting equality, feminist principles, human rights, and diversity.

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