Project Assistant at Ashoka

  • Entry Level
  • Internship
  • Lagos

Ashoka

Job description

Project Assistant

Role: Paid Intern

Job Function: Administration/Communications/Logistics

Language Requirements: English

About Ashoka

Ashoka was founded in 1980 by Bill Drayton. In over 40 years, Ashoka has pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship by building the largest network of systems-change social entrepreneurs worldwide with more than 3500 Ashoka Fellows working in 93 countries, putting their innovative ideas into practice to create positive change at a large scale. These leading social entrepreneurs create new, pattern-changing ideas to solve seemingly intractable challenges and act as key role models and recruiters for changemakers. They point us to the next frontiers of change in society and inspire the ideas that shape Ashoka’s strategies.

Ashoka is driving a new vision for the citizen sector—one based on individual innovators who inspire and lead everyone to be a ‘changemaker’ at some level. Ashoka’s core work is identifying and investing in leading social entrepreneurs with new ideas for social change as well as providing them with access to a global network of social entrepreneurs thereby creating an ever-increasing synergy for local action and global change. Ashoka serves as a platform for collaboration and exchange, while also designing new ways for the citizen sector to become more productive, entrepreneurial, and globally integrated.

https://www.ashoka.org/en-ng/country/nigeria

Description of internship opportunity

The Ashoka Anglophone West Africa office is looking for a motivated intern that will support staff tasks related to administration, communications, and logistics for a specific term-based project.

Intern will be based out of the Ashoka Africa hub in Lagos Nigeria

Intern will be expected to assist with the growth of Ashoka’s program and will work collaboratively with project team members based in Africa to:

Effectively co-create and manage online communities of practice

Plan, curate, set up and manage online events and meetings

Create and share stories of the project through social media and other platforms

Coordinate selection of program participants across three African countries

Work closely with Project Lead and Coordinator for the Pan African project

Monitor and ensure that project implementation is on track

Desired Skills and Expertise
Ashoka team members are entrepreneurial individuals who are willing and able to work in several different capacities. Therefore, intern should have:

Self-motivation and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Interest in Pan-African issues and initiatives and, a desire to gain experience in the social entrepreneurship sector.

Strong Administrative, Logistics and Coordination skills.

Strong social media and online Community Management skills are desired.

Experience in professional writing.

Ability to work independently and in a creative, collaborative team environment.

Teamwork & Communication skills: In the era of COVID-19, this will be a remote working opportunity. The candidate must be excited to explore new and unique ways to work with, learn from & have fun with their team.

Proficiency in English and Exceptional Communication skills (written and spoken)

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Intern Logistics Estimated

Time Commitment: Full time (Monday –Friday; 9 am –5pm, GMT+1)

Estimated duration of project: 12 months

Location: Remote

Stipend: 179,233.33 NGN

Required Application Documents

Motivation Letter and Resume/CV; send application to africa@ashoka.org

  1. Deadline: August 12,2022

To apply for this job email your details to africa@ashoka.org

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