Saturday, 3 June 2017

Vacancy: Graduate Programme Intern at the Centre for Democracy and Development (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
We require Interns to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Intern

Location: Abuja

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:

Attract pool of young talented and potential employees;
Create an opportunity for career development for its successful participants;

Further create a network of advocates for CDD’s engagements/activities; and
Provide support and improved work outputs for existing program, administrative and finance staff.

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

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.

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

Application Closing Date
7th June, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified applicants should forward a one page Application plus a maximum 3 page CV to:


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