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Opportunities

Call for African Youth Researchers

NAYD aims to promote and encourage the work of young Africans involved in activities that impact positive change in the continent by:

• creating a platform where youth can exchange ideas and information;
• creating a dynamic network formed by and for young Africans for the development of Africa as a whole;
• promoting recognition of, mobilize and enhance the capacity of young Africans internationally and;
• providing them with leadership skills to take action against poverty.

Last year we issued a special edition of INSPIRE focusing on the Agenda 2063 and SDGs (2030). The magazine was published in September 2016. Development belongs to youth as is the progress of development goals in Africa. This year there will be quarterly issues of INSPIRE which will follow up on implementation of Agenda 2063 and 2030 projects in Africa.

Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD)

Call for African Youth Researchers

The Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD) is a non political, non religious platform that works with young people in Africa to promote youth-led sustainable development. NAYD was established in 2006 and it is a home to young people who are primarily passionate about Africa and work towards its sustainable development. It includes young people who are working in different community projects in their countries in start ups, community based organizations and non-governmental organizations. It is led by a group of passionate volunteers who work to support the activities of members in the community.

NAYD aims to promote and encourage the work of young Africans involved in activities that impact positive change in the continent by:

• creating a platform where youth can exchange ideas and information;
• creating a dynamic network formed by and for young Africans for the development of Africa as a whole;
• promoting recognition of, mobilize and enhance the capacity of young Africans internationally and;
• providing them with leadership skills to take action against poverty.

Last year we issued a special edition of INSPIRE focusing on the Agenda 2063 and SDGs (2030). The magazine was published in September 2016. Development belongs to youth as is the progress of development goals in Africa. This year there will be quarterly issues of INSPIRE which will follow up on implementation of Agenda 2063 and 2030 projects in Africa.

NAYD is looking for youth (18-35 years old) researchers to join the editorial team to assist in research and knowledge production for INSPIRE, a magazine which will be published quarterly by NAYD. Successful candidates should hold a relevant qualification preferably at Masters Level (Bachelors and honours degree will be considered) and must have experience working with rural communities, civil society and private sector.

The eligibility requirements for consideration are as follows:

• Relevant Tertiary Qualification
• 18-35 years old
• Reside in any African Country
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Research, writing, and speaking skills
• Analytical skills and ability to rapidly pull together complex information
• Ability to work under pressure, perform multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• In-depth knowledge of the Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals
• Internet Access
• Flexible

Key Responsibilities:

• Data collection and analysis
• Statistical computer software programs
• Qualitative data research
• Quantitative data sets
• Project management
• Communications
• Monitor project compliance to research protocols and ethics principles
• Provide support in implementation research such as meeting coordination among collaborators, documentation, meeting reports, etc.
• Support in broader research process such as research design, development of research questions, developing plan of analysis, etc.
• Attend relevant events in country of origin and collect data.

Preferred

• Experience working with rural communities and youth
• Experience working with and managing data sets
• Fluency in one African language
• Understanding of the Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals
• Proven Record of involvement in any community organisation


NB: Application Closing Date is the 05th of February 2017.
If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
We reserve the right not to proceed with the filling of the post advertised.
An application will not in itself, entitle the applicant to an interview.


Please ensure that you meet the above requirements before you apply.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.