Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS)
GIS seeks to create opportunity for eligible graduate youths to be placed as interns in reputable public/private sector firms to enhance building the manpower requirement to drive the Nation’s Transformation Agenda and Vision 20:2020.
The Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) will employ 50,000 youth across the country to ensure that their skills have been developed towards empowering them to be employable in the short/medium/long
In view of the above, the Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) is established as part of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE – P) and it will employ 50,000 youth across the country to ensure that their skills have been developed towards empowering them to be employable in the short/medium/long term. GIS will ensure that youths are attached as apprentices in reputable public/private firms for a period of one year where the skills of such individuals will be sharpened as well as boost their chances of becoming self-employed. While the GIS is designed as a short-term measure, it has high prospects for job creation.
The specific objectives of the program are:
- To enhance the employability of up to 50,000 unemployed graduates in the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT through internship programs in pre-selected institutions; and
- To reduce the vulnerability of unemployed graduates.
- To build manpower base towards attaining national development operations.
Note: During this period the Federal Government of Nigeria will be responsible for paying a monthly stipend to the graduate interns. The participating institution will be expected to provide adequate opportunities for training and mentoring the interns.
Benefits to interns:
ü Provide interns with skills and information required to enter into work.
ü Youth empowered to prepare to work for themselves or create jobs for others.
ü Acquiring skill will protect youth from demand and supply shocks.
ü Opportunity to sharpen their skills and enhance employability.
ü Opportunity to build new networks and professional contacts.
To register as a graduate for this scheme you MUST:
- Be a citizen of Nigeria (must provide a valid ID)
- Be between ages 18 – 40 years (must provide birth certificate)
- Have completed the mandatory NYSC or exempted.
- Be holder of a degree equivalent (e.g. BSc, BEng, BA, HND etc.) certificate or higher qualification.
- Have a recent passport type photo ready to be uploaded during online registration. Please note size of image must not exceed 99kb.
- Complete the online registration form.
- Make available ALL original documents for sighting at point of selection.
Internship Position Posting
Intern Positions posted must:
- Be legitimate positions available on the stated timescale.
- Be suitable work for a Graduate.
- Not require the Graduate to undertake work that is illegal or unsafe.
- Meet standard safety regulations/facilities.
- Be able to provide at least 12 months of skills development.
- Be able to provide a mentoring plan to guide skills development.
Applying for Work
When applying for positions as a Graduate you must:
- Be available to work at the chosen business and location.
- Be willing to undertake a full 12 month placement; and
- Be prepared to comply with the employers’ safety and employment practices.
Payment of Interns
Payment of Intern will be undertaken directly by the PW/WYE PIU to the Graduate Intern.
Neither the Graduate nor the Employer are required to pay any fee for using the Graduate Intern Scheme service, and no fees, charges or commissions are to be paid to any party in relation to this scheme by the Graduate or the Employer.
Federal Public Administration Reform Programme (FEPAR): Team Leads on Policy Coordination and Planning Recruitment
The DFID funded Nigeria Federal Public Administration Reform Programme (FEPAR) is seeking qualified candidates for the roles of Team Leads on Planning and on Policy Coordination.
The purpose of the Federal Public Administration Reform (FEPAR) programme is to strengthen core Federal Government of Nigeria systems and capacity to deliver effective public services. It focuses on five reform areas including support to central policy and planning coordination, civil service reform, public financial management, service improvement and external accountability.
Applications are invited from suitable candidates for two vacant positions of Team Leads on Central Policy Coordination and Central Planning Coordination. FEPAR partners in these areas include the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) and National Planning Commission (NPC).
2) The Candidate
The right candidate for the role of Component Lead should poses the following qualifies
a) At least 10 years’ experience working in senior management position in subject related organizations or in development programmes,
b) Demonstrable experience and understanding of the role and importance of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) and National Planning Commission (NPC) as the case maybe.
c) Ability to manage resources towards the achievement of specific objectives as contained in the programme log frame
d) Appreciable skills in the following areas:
- Project planning
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Delivering interventions to achieve milestones and targets in a policy management log frame
- Stakeholder/relationship management
e) Capacity for creative thinking with a view to achieving agreed objectives with the FEPAR programme and other stakeholders
3) Timing and Inputs
These are long term and full time positions starting January 2, 2013 to December 31, 2014, with possibility of extension if mutually agreed.
4) Method of Application
Prospective candidates should forward their CVs with a cover email indicating their proffered focal area (Planning or Policy Coordination) to the following address not later than 4pm November 16th 2012: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal Public Administration Reform Programme,
25B Panama Street,
5) Call for CVs
Other candidates who wish to provide consultancy services in the five areas of FEPAR support as indicated in section 1 above should also submit their CVs to the same address not later than 4pm November 16th 2012.