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Opportunities For Women #10

Compiled By Chizulu Uwolloh, Maryam Awesu, Amoao Mosopefoluwa and Toluwanimi Ademola-Sunday

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A woman who has the competence, talent, and intelligence to reach a higher position than she already has should not be underestimated just because she is female. We like to point out that successful women do not create an imbalance of power in the work place because they are hard working and determined. They have strong leadership qualities that are helpful and contributed to their success. And because women have been at all levels of success, we clearly know how it is possible for you to achieve your dreams.

Jobs, Apprenticeships and Internships

Energy Talent Program Application


Energy Talent Company trains and outsources entry level talents to solar companies on a short term project or medium to long term contract. If you successfully go through the Genesis program, you will be selected to join the Matrix where you will be transformed into a world class solar engineer and start your 21 months solar talent journey with Energy Talent Company. At the end of Matrix you will be matched with solar companies. You will work with solar companies on short term projects or as a full time employee throughout your 21 months solar talent journey.

Deadline: Not Stated.

Afrinvest Analyst Programme

Link: Afrinvest — The Afrinvest Analyst Programme, Ikoyi — Lagos (

Afrinvest is a leading financial services firm based in Nigeria with focus on the West African market. We are looking for the best and brightest to join the Afrinvest team. If you would like to kickstart your career with us, this is your opportunity to join us.


  1. A first degree from a recognized tertiary institution.
  2. Must have finished with a First Class or Second Class Upper.
  3. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps after September 2020.
  4. Should be between 20–27 years old.
  5. Should have between 0–1 year post NYSC experience.

Deadline: December 22 2021

Careers at Paga

Link: Openings | We are Paga

Multiple jobs are available at Paga from People Management (Senior HR Officer), to Finance (Junior Reconciliation Officer) to Product Management to Sales and Distribution (Regional Manager — Agent Network Sales). Paga has a number of opening in Lagos, Ibadan and Addis Ababa.

Deadline: Not Stated

Fundraising Officer at The AfriWomen for Entrepreneurship Initiative

Link: The AfriWomen hiring Fundraising Officer in Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria | LinkedIn

As fundraising officer, your duties will span all aspects of the development and management of our fundraising strategy, paying particular attention to building our supporter base, developing new partnerships and increasing income.


  • University degree in any related course (preferably a master’s degree).
  • 2–4 years of fundraising experience.
  • 2- 4 years sales and marketing experience.
  • Experience in the NGO sector is desirable.
  • Know how to deliver a number of workable creative ideas to hit fundraising targets, within a budget.
  • Excellent verbal, written and IT communication skills.

Deadline: January 7 2022

British Council — Risk and Compliance Officer

Link: Risk And Compliance Officer — Nigeria (

The post holder will drive the end-to-end risk management process for Nigeria operations in line with corporate standards. It also acts as support contact within the country for counter-fraud activity and may participate in investigations as needed drawing on the expertise and directives of the regional counter-fraud lead and acting on their advice. The role holder will be the Risk and Compliance contact in Nigeria while acting as one of the key finance business partners to senior management teams across Nigeria operations.

Deadline: December 22 2021

Director at WIPO Nigeria Office

Link: WIPO (

The WIPO Nigeria Office is part of the network of WIPO External Offices that adds clear value, efficiency and effectiveness to the delivery of WIPO’s programs, in line with its Strategic Goals and Results Framework, in a coordinated and complimentary with WIPO Headquarters.

The applicant must meet the following requirements;

  1. Advanced university degree in international relations, law, economics, public administration, management or other relevant field. A first-level university degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree
  2. At least 10 years of relevant and progressively responsible experience, including in the fields of public administration or management. Experience working on innovation, creativity and intellectual property issues.
  3. Excellent written and spoken knowledge of English.
  4. Knowledge of other UN official languages or of local languages.

Deadline: January 10 2022

Content Writer Intern at College Aftermath

Link: College Aftermath hiring Content Writer Internship in Nigeria | LinkedIn started with the goal to provide a source of hope, inspiration, and legit, real-world, first-hand, tried-and-true advice for college.


  • Writing original content
  • Keyword research
  • Write title, features, and descriptions

Part-time or full-time work is available. This is Paid internship for minimum 3 months & can be extended after that.

Deadline: Not Stated.

Project Manager at Made Culture

Link: Made Culture hiring Project Manager in Lagos, Nigeria | LinkedIn

Made Culture works with clients to add value to their businesses, address their challenges in ways that safeguard their welfare, that of the public and the environment.

The Project Manager (Associate) will take ownership of effective project management of all assigned projects by maintaining the delivery of appropriate technical, operational and administrative outputs while tracking the project progress through monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Deadline: Not stated

Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

TECHGirls Program For Young Girls

Link: Overview — TechGirls (

Deadline: January 15, 2022

Key Information: The TechGirls program offers a rich cultural immersion experience, improves the participants’ ability to enter tech fields and encourages them to pursue higher education in fields where women are underrepresented.

Access to Tech Scholarships for CS Students

Link: Access to Tech scholarships for CS students (

This form is majorly for Computer science students but students from other departments that are interested in tech are 100% allowed to fill in also. The goal of this is to provide Nigerian students studying Computer Science access to tech resources such as Course scholarships, Mentors, Internships, Laptops, Data, and various other information that would be useful to their professional careers.

Access Bank/Udacity 2021–2022 Advance Africa Scholarship

Link: Access Bank Scholarship | Udacity Scholarship

Udacity is collaborating with Access Bank, a multinational commercial bank, to empower people in Africa who are interested in learning tech-forward skills to kick-start careers in the bank industry in 2021–2022.

Deadline: 29th December 2021

Free Creative Arts Competition for Young People 2021/22

Link: 2021–22 Competition — Never Such Innocence

We are asking young people aged 9–18 to reflect on the theme of ‘Life after Conflict’, through one of the following mediums: Poetry, Art, Speech, and Song. NSI wants young people to share their thoughts on how people, communities, and countries recover, resolve, rebuild, reflect and remember. The prizes vary across each age category. Please read the guidelines correctly.

Competition Deadline: 18th March 2022.


Link: Kreators | 1,000 empowered African creators (

HostBeak Kreators is a platform that will enable at least 1000 (one thousand) selected African creators to gain access to resources such as FREE training, workshops, personalized websites, Web Hosting, their preferred domain names, and modern ways by which they can monetize their published content.

Application Deadline: December 20, 2021.

Macquarie University — Vice-chancellor’s International Scholarship 2021

Link: Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship | Macquarie University Sydney (

The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship — African Women in STEM provides a partial tuition fee scholarship for outstanding female students from certain African countries. This scholarship is introduced to support those who share the passion to study in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, the elite and highly ranked programs at Macquarie University.

Deadline: Not stated

Michael Jacobs Travel Chronicle Scholarship 2022

Link: Beca Michael Jacobs de crónica viajera 2022 (

The scholarship is funded by the Michael Jacobs Foundation for Travel Writing, a non-profit organization created by Michael’s widow and brother to honor his legacy and promote travel writing in Spain and Latin America. Journalists or writers of any nationality may apply, as long as their work addresses travel journalism in Latin America or Spain in Spanish or English.

Deadline: January 8th, 2022.

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship

Link: Scholarships | IsDB

Deadline: Varies

Key Information: The IsDB Scholarship Programme is basically a scholarship programme and a development programme at the same time, since the scholarship is given as an interest-free-loan (Qard Hasan) to the students and as a grant to their communities /countries to which they belong.

ZUKOnnect Fellowships for Scholars from Africa, Asia and Latin America

Link: ZUKOnnect Fellowship | Fellowships | Zukunftskolleg | University of Konstanz (

Deadline: February 15, 2022

Key Information: The Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are associated with one of the thirteen departments at the University of Konstanz. As a ZUKOnnect Fellow, you can use this time to extend your research networks and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz while keeping your position at home.

ARES Belgian Government Masters Scholarship

Link: Bourses/Coopération au développement / ARES (

Deadline: January 8, 2022 12:00 PM

Key Information: The ARES scholarships offer you the opportunity to follow a one-year advanced bachelor’s or master’s degree program or a 2-to-6-month continuing education program within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in Belgium.


Link: Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship — theafricainstitute

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Key Information: The residency program welcomes applications from creative writers including novelists, short story writers, playwrights, poets and scriptwriters related to Africa and the African diaspora for a grant of 45,000 AED in total. The proposed project can be in Arabic or English (other languages will be considered). The residency invites recipients to Sharjah, UAE for a period of three months to complete their work.

Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Mathematics Scholarships

Link: Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Mathematics Scholarships | The University of Edinburgh

Deadline: April 25, 2022

Key Information: The Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Mathematics Scholarships are available to Mathematics students of outstanding ability who have International/EU status fees for the 2022–2023 academic session.

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Fung Global Fellows Program 2022/2023

Link: Application for Visiting Research Scholar, Fung Global Fellows Program II (

Deadline: January 10, 2022

Key Information: Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). The program will select early-career scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme.

Climate Tracker’s Local Sustainability Solutions Journalism Fellowship 2022

Link: Global opportunity for solution reporters — climatetracker

Deadline: January 7, 2021

Key Information: As a selected Fellow, you’ll be writing and publishing powerful sustainability stories focused on local solutions in your country/region. We will work alongside you, coaching and mentoring you, as you produce stories that will tell the world about untold local successes.

Programs, Workshops and Conferences

GoMyCode Development Programs

Link: GOMYCODE: Learn digital skills!

Key Information: GoMyCode trains the next tech generation on the most innovative and recent technologies. We help them get ready for the jobs of the future and prepare them for their professional endeavour while reinforcing their employability.

FASPE Journalism Program 2022

Link: Journalism | FASPE (

FASPE is an intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership. FASPE Journalism challenges its Fellows to recognize their responsibility to act as ethical leaders in their careers in journalism and the media. Applicants must be interested in journalism as a career and the program is open to all regions.

Deadline: January 3rd, 2022.

Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme 2022

Link: Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme — Africa CDC

The aim is to support aspirational Public Health Leaders (Fellows) from Africa in acquiring advanced skills and competencies to strategize, manage and lead public health programs that will transform public health in Africa. Applicants for this fellowship must be citizens of the African Union Member state.

Competition and Grant

Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grant 2022

This grant is open to historians, physicians, graduates, and post-doctoral students, and to those interested in the arts and humanities of medical history whose project requires them to travel to Montreal to consult material in the Osler Library.

Applicants may receive up to $4000 in awards. Applicants should fill in the online application form and email it with their CV to

Deadline: Not stated.


Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal: How To Find Your Purpose in Life — Vee Kativhu

Link: Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal — E12 How To Find Your Purpose in Life — Vee Kativhu (

In this episode, Ali Abdaal speaks to Vee Kativhu, author of “Empowered: Live Your Life with Passion and Purpose”. A must listen for anyone who wants to find out how to find their purpose and passion in life!


Link: Toucan — Learn a new language without even trying (

Toucan is a free google chrome extension that helps you learn a new language while browsing the web!


Link: Not the boring tech Newsletter (

Akintunde Sultan, popularly known as HackSultan is a software engineer, a founder, and a community-driven developer. Most of his works revolve around supporting newbie developers in tech. HackSultan is a developer advocate at Grant for the Web, where he is introducing folks in Africa to web monetization.

Sultan owns a newsletter called, “Not the boring tech Newsletter” where he shares Tech updates that encourages and supports many Techies.

Spendee Budgeting Application

Link: Money Manager & Budget Planner | Spendee

Key Information: Spendee helps you to get your finances into the shape so that you don’t need to stress about every dollar that you spend. If you know how much and what on you spend, it is easier to change your financial habits, if you feel like that’s what you need.

Got opportunities and resources to share? Applied for something on this list? Let us know how it went. Send us an email at or send us a dm on Instagram. For more opportunities, click here. Join our LinkedIn group which is updated daily with opportunities for women across several industries. Join here.

Zulu, named after Zulu Shofola, is a writer, avid movie watcher, and self-proclaimed bibliophile. She is proud to call herself a feminist and when she’s not editing for Sisterly HQ and watching travel vlogs on YouTube, she’s trying to save the world in her own little way. Connect with Zulu on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Mosopefoluwa is a Lawyer and a Cybersecurity Analyst with an interest in Cloud Security. She likes to share knowledge, hence, her role as an Opportunities and Resources Writer. In her free time, you would find her restaurant hopping, trying out recipes, or seeing a movie. Connect with Mosopefoluwa on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.

Toluwanimi Ademola-Sunday is a law student at the University of Lagos, keen on international law and diplomacy. She is also a mental health advocate and an avid promoter of the SDGs. She is a devoted Christian who loves writing and owns The Steward of Faith blog. Asides from being a wide reader keen on impact, she is attracted by the simple things of life and hopes to be able to represent African fashion brands later on. Connect with Toluwanimi on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Maryam Awesu is a 400 level law student at the University of Lagos. She is a Technology enthusiast looking towards inspiring young women into the space, a Tech podcaster, and an SDG 4 advocate. Maryam owns a Technical blog Hashnode and a lifestyle blog on Medium. Connect with her on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Edited by Chiamaka Dike

Chiamaka Dike is a content writer, podcaster, and editorial assistant at The Republic, with a strong passion for culture, politics, and gender equality. Connect with Chiamaka on Instagram and Twitter.

Published by Akinsipe Temitope

Temitope is a young storyteller who thinks all stories are worth telling. She loves to inspire people to do what they love and follow their passions, tell their stories, and live in the present moment. Connect with Temitope on Instagram, and Twitter.



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