Sunday, January 20, 2013

Share some love - Opportunities in Nigeria

All ages and stages, so keep reading. 

1. If you're a finance/asset management professional, the Sovereign Wealth Fund staffing process is underway, for Finance Manager and the CFO, chiefs of Legal and Risk Management.  See Details.
Madam, by Tosin Otitoju
2. If you're a software developer/team or otherwise have ICT solutions for the finance or petroleum industries, Techlaunchpad may be the VC/angel you've been dreaming of.  How to apply:

3. If you graduated after 2010 with a First Class Honours degree in Engineering, Medicine, Economics, or some selected Sciences, AND have done NYSC, you may apply for a government scholarship for a PhD.  It's called PRESSID, and here are last year's winners, and here is the website of the NUC which is in charge of the scholarships. You know what to do. 

4. If you are an exceptional secondary school student or recent graduate with excellent SSCE, please apply to attend one of the United World Colleges on scholarship.  Please.  Follow the process for Nigerians

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t said...

1. The UWC advertisement:
United World Colleges (UWC) Annual Scholarship Selection Exercise 2013 in Nigeria

The United World Colleges Movement is a non-profit making organization with International Headquarters in London. Currently, there are twelve Colleges located in various countries, namely United Kingdom, Singapore, Canada, Swaziland, USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Norway, India, Costa Rica, Bosnia Herzegovina and the Netherlands. The Nigerian National Committee was formed in 1982. Currently, Mr. Hakeem Belo-Osagie (an alumnus of UWC) is the Chairman of the Committee while Mr. Akintola Williams (CBE, OFR) is the National Patron.

Annual Scholarship Selection Exercise 2013
The Nigerian National Committee for the United World Colleges (UWC) invites applications from suitably qualified Nigerian candidates for a limited number of Scholarship Awards to some United World Colleges.
The Colleges prepare students for a two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Certificate (the equivalent of ‘A’ levels). Parents/Guardians may be required to foot the bill of their wards’ flight ticket, pocket money, health insurance, clothing, etc. where applicable. Candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 17 years.

To be eligible to apply, candidates must have demonstrated outstanding academic ability and must have obtained the Senior School Certificate SSC/GCE O’levels or their recognized equivalent. Exceptional students in SS3 may also apply on the basis of their two years continuous assessment transcripts.

Closing Date
The last date for the submission ofapplication forms is March 06, 2013.

How To Apply
Application forms can be obtained on the payment of N5, 000.00 (Five thousand Naira), by a Bank Draft drawn on any Nigerian bank in favour of the “Nigerian National Committee forthe United World Colleges”

The following places shall serve as purchasing and submission centres:

1.) Nigerian National Committee for UWC Secretariat,
13th Floor, St. Nicholas House, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: +234.1.2715003, 08182386362 & 08028323181

2.) Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre,
Plot 150, Oke Agbe Close, Off Ladoke Akintola Boulevard, Near Central Bank of Nigeria, Garki, Abuja.
Tel: 08033500289

Forms can be downloaded from our website on but must be submitted at any of the above listed centres with the prescribed fees within the application period.

Selection Exercise
Short-listed candidates will be invited for a rigorous Selection Exercise at the Sea School, Apapa, Lagos holding from friday March 22 to Sunday March 24, 2013.
Candidates are therefore advised to consult the list of short-listed candidates at any of the Centres shown above from March 15 – March 21, 2013. Letters of invitation to the Selection Exercise will also be delivered to short-listed candidates at the Centres already noted. Candidates invited for interviews would pay N5, 000.00 interview fee (to defray the cost of feeding, lodging etc).
The Selection Exercise will consist of an oral Interview and various tests, including Written, Solo Initiative and Physical Endurance tests, etc. The result will be communicated to successful candidates only. The National Committee will not enter into any correspondence with candidates not selected

Limited space is available for fee-paying slots in some of the United World Colleges, For more details, contact UWC NNC Secretariat.


t said...

2. The Techlaunchpad advertisement:

The Nigerian Ministry of Communication Technology has launched a Technology Innovation Program called Techlaunchpad to accelerate the access to market for the local software developers in Nigeria. With venture capital fund of US$15m (from both government and private investors) to support this program and the other Incubation programs in Nigeria, the Ministry is poised to work with the private sector to accelerate the development of the local software industry.

Techlaunchpad - as an IT Accelerator - is a collaboration between the Ministry of Communication Technology and industry partners to nurture and develop software entrepreneurs/developers who have a vision to build successful software companies that support the Nigerian sectors such as financial services and oil and gas industry. The program partners include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Total, Shell, First Bank, Access Bank, Accenture, Digital Jewel and others.

This first phase of this program seeks existing, new and aspiring software developers (company or individuals) who have beta or almost complete software solution for the Banks, Oil and Gas industry in the areas listed below.

For the Financial Industry: Analytics(BI), Mobility (Payment/Collection), CRM (Social Media Aggregator), Digital Media (Marketing, Webcast, Subscription), Fraud Management

For the Oil&Gas Industry: Real Time Monitoring, Repair and Maintenance, Decision Assistance Mobility (Payment/Collection)

Eligibility of the Solution

The beta solution must meet the requirements below:
- Must be innovative and not infringe on any known copyright
- Application and solution documentation must be in English Language
- Solution should not yet have been introduced into the market; but should require short lead time to commercialization (18 months or below)
- Application must be within the stated areas of scope under the following industries:
Financial Services
Oil & Gas Industry

Benefits to Applicants

Successful applicants/developers will be admitted into Incubation Centres in Lagos to develop the full solutions within 6 months. During this stage, the successful applicants will be provided office space, high speed internet access and other office logistics within the 6 months duration of the program. The software developers will be mentored by Chief Information Officers of the partners and other identified Executives to fine tune the quality and industry relevance of their solution to ensure that the solutions comply with international quality and standards, as well as accelerate the launch of the product:

Other benefits to the developers during this program will include:
- Training: covering areas such as software standards, quality, testing methodology and so on
- Access to development tools and testing environment
- Business advisory services: business registration, intellectual property protection, contact agreement
- Funding operational expenses, providing investor access to start-up capital or venture capital
- Links to industry and strategic partners: Access to functional experts/industry, mentoring & networking
- Technology commercialization assistance: Providing access to the market to enhance fit and patronage

Who Can Apply
Existing, new and aspiring software developers (company or individuals).:

- Participants must be Nigerian citizens
- Participants must be of a minimum of 18 years
- Participants must be available in Nigeria throughout the duration of the programme
- Participants with business entities must be registered in Nigeria with a minimum of 51% local equity (i.e.. At least 51% of the company should be owned by Nigerians)

How to Apply

Eligible individuals and companies are encouraged to apply

The deadline for applications for the first round is

11:59pm on February 24th 2013

To Apply, complete the online application form. Please read instructions carefully.


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t said...

merci, Sunil.

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