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Opportunities for Women #37

Compiled by Anthonia Abraham, Ibukunoluwa Okusanya and Ummulkhair Abdulrasheed

WOC in Tech via Nappy.co

Hey sis and welcome to another edition of Opportunities for Women!

Do you often feel like you can never take your eyes off your laptop screen? Trust me, I can totally relate. Some weeks just feel as though the work is overbearing, choking, and like you can never get a break! Well, sis, I get it, my week was the same too (if not worse).

Anyway, we got to keep this career grind moving! Take a look through our jobs, and scholarships, coupled with programs, workshops and resources to make you the perfect career woman that can maintain a work-life balance. Read and be inspired!

Jobs, Apprenticeships, and Internships

UI / UX Designer (Contractor / Freelance + Remote) at Lori

Link: https://www.fuzu.com/nigeria/jobs/ui-ux-designer-contractor-freelance-remote-lori-systems-nigeria?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Description:

We seek a hands-on UI / UX Designer to join our Product team. As a UI / UX Designer, you will partner with our data engineers, product team leads, and logistics teams.

Your job will involve participation in ideation sessions and you will be expected to translate complex problems into simple solutions.

You must be passionate, a great communicator, and motivating to those around you; at the same time, maintain the highest level of craftsmanship

Deadline: July 16, 2022

Animator for Consent Education Program

Link: https://ng.karier.co/job/Animator-for-Consent-Education-Program-STAND-TO-END-RAPE-INITIATIVE-L2I?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Objectives
Animator to create animation videos based on scripts that address growing misconceptions on gender equality and body autonomy for Nigerian adolescents.

Scope of Work and Expected Outputs/Deliverables:

1. Creation of 5–7 minutes video per module for 6 modules based on scripts that would be shared with the selected animator.

2. Creation of (1) in five languages (English, Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa)- also based on translated scripts that would be shared with the selected animator.

3. Prepare appropriate background music for the animations.

4. Caption the project beneficiaries’ voices, appearance, and tribes into animation.

5. Finalize the animations according to the feedback provided by STER.

6. Consultants must use the latest high-quality animation software.

Final Deliverables:

Creation of 5 animations in English, Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa for adolescents on issues around gender

equality, body autonomy, child sexual abuse, SGBV and school-related SGBV.

Timeframe and deadlines:

This assignment is for Consultants based in Nigeria and is for a period of 4 weeks.

Qualification, Background, And Experience

Three examples of past video animation productions they have directly designed and produced.

Demonstrated competency with developing and producing video animations and infographics for video infomercials.

Deadline: August 1st

Product Manager at NQLB

Link: https://ng.jooble.org/jdp/8662282546715078911/Product-Manager-Lagos%2C-Lagos-State?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Our Product Managers help build innovative products that people love. We work collaboratively to design beautiful, engaging experiences that push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our product team develops everything from our core identity and data products & services, to powerful dashboards and consumer-facing mobile apps. We are seeking an ambitious, exceptional, and entrepreneurial product leader who shares our values and customer devotion mindset, to deliver innovative products that bring happiness to our customers.

To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience in end-to-end project management. Your main responsibilities include gathering product requirements, prioritizing feature implementations, and improving overall user experience and product quality. Our ideal candidate does not require a strict degree background. After all, our product team is composed of highly successful Bio-Medicine and Pharmacology degree holders. Ultimately, your eligibility for this role is based on your product experience rather than your educational degree. In this role, you will work with internal & external teams to build products that fill gaps in the market and increase customer satisfaction.

Our Product team develops everything from our core data automation platforms, to powerful dashboards and consumer-facing mobile apps. Some recent projects from the team include Radius Identity and AuthX.

Requirements

This might be you if You:

• Are data-driven with a keen eye for creative solutions using qualitative and quantitative reasoning to back up your product decisions as well as suggest new research.

• Have a good understanding of UI/UX/Visual design concepts and an eye for detail in the end-to-end user experience.

• Are a big-picture thinker, but with the capacity to deliver to detail and specification

• Are comfortable turning incomplete, conflicting, or ambiguous inputs into solid action plans

• Are a go-getter obsessed with customer success, whether that means writing an executive QA plan or hunting down the root cause of a user’s pain-point

• You communicate with empathy and exceptional precision

• Can distill complex problems into precise, simple, and delightful solutions.

• You are technical enough to ask engineers good questions about architecture and product decisions alike

• Beyond just shipping new products, you obsess about continuous product improvement

Deadline: August 13th

Copywriter/Social Media Content Creator at Oriental Selected LLC

Link: https://www.jobberman.com/listings/copywritercontent-creator-99zjjx?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Job Summary

We are looking to hire a dedicated content writer with strong writing & research skills to create content for products branding & marketing for consumer products. To be successful in this role, you should keep abreast of the latest SEO techniques & be able to write in-depth product descriptions with the perfect blend of creative & technical content.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting in-depth research about customers’ products in order to develop original and engaging content.
  • Write in-depth product descriptions with the perfect blend of creative and technical writing skills.
  • Designing and distributing newsletters for email marketing campaigns
  • Research and compile informative product buying guides to influence purchasing decisions
  • Developing content for articles, product descriptions, and the e-commerce website.
  • Assisting the marketing team in developing content for advertising campaigns.
  • Proofreading content for errors and inconsistencies.
  • Editing and polishing existing content to improve readability.
  • Conducting keyword research and using SEO best practices to increase traffic to the company website and social media platforms.
  • Creating compelling headlines and body copy that will capture the attention of the target audience.
  • Assess the value of additional marketing tools, making recommendations on investments that could be made to further improve our marketing.
  • Post high quality and engaging content to all social media platforms
  • Manage product category

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, English, Journalism, or related field.
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken.
  • Proven content writing or copywriting experience.
  • Working knowledge of content management systems.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • A portfolio of published articles.
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good time management skills, including prioritizing, scheduling, and adapting as necessary
  • The ability to handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Highly self-motivated

Product Design Engineer at Wazobia Technologies

Link: Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to okasali@wazobia.tech using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Deadline: July 19, 2022

Job Summary

We are looking for a Product Designer to work on various products we develop for our customers.

Product Designer responsibilities include defining product specifications, creating digital or print drawings and designing fully-functional products.

To be successful in this role, you should have an eye for color and shape and be able to translate requirements into practical product features.

Ultimately, you will help us build products that are easy to use and visually appealing to our potential customers.

Responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities for new products
  • Identify how new products ties in with market needs and consumer preferences
  • Set design requirements based on briefs from internal teams and external partners
  • Research materials and techniques
  • Sketch drafts on paper or digitally (for example, using CA
  • Produce prototypes and test functionality
  • Improve the design of existing products
  • Gather feedback from product users

Requirements

  • Work experience as a Product Designer or similar role
  • Experience in industrial design
  • Proficiency in design and prototyping software/tools such as Figma etc.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe XD Photoshop
  • Strong visual design skills and knowledge of design deliverables like wireframes, lo-fi, hi-fi, prototypes
  • Experience with design programs (like Illustrator and Sketch)
  • Time-management skills

Deadline: July 19, 2022

Motion Graphic Designer at Sloovi

Link: Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume to: careers@sloovi.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail

Job Summary

We are seeking a motivated and energetic artist to join our company as a Motion Graphics Designer.

As part of our creative team, you create video content and assets for use across a wide variety of media, including social media, mobile platforms, and emerging media.

Our ideal candidate is an expert in an array of Adobe products, including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects Design.

You should also be an expert in other common design software.

Responsibilities

  • Create visually stunning video assets and content
  • Collaborate with creative directors and other colleagues to best support larger media goals
  • Take initiative on projects to over-deliver new and innovative solutions
  • Create graphic templates for easy use by other team members and client teams
  • Adhere to brand guidelines in ways that still push creative boundaries.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of prior experience with and a strong portfolio of motion graphics work
  • Expert-level knowledge of Adobe products, including Adobe After Effects Design and Adobe Photoshop
  • A never-ending desire to learn new techniques and technology to advance your craft
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superb visual and conceptual skills to solve problems and create novel solutions.

Deadline: July 21

Mobile Application Developer (React Native) at Concept Nova

Link: Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: careers@conceptgroup-ng.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Identify and plan for new features
  • Suggest and implement new mobile products, applications, and protocols
  • Remain up to date with the terminology, concepts, and best practices for coding mobile apps
  • Work closely with colleagues to constantly innovate app functionality and design
  • Use and adapt existing web applications for apps
  • Write unit and UI tests to identify malfunctions.
  • Communicate with users to understand their needs and experiences.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of demonstrable experience
  • Demonstrable portfolio of released applications on the App Store or the Android market
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language like Swift and Java
  • Extensive knowledge of React native
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
  • Superior analytical skills with a good problem-solving attitude.
  • Ability to perform in a team environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interpret and follow technical plans.

Application ends: July 21, 2022

Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Scholarship for Fine Art, Design, Visual Communication and Film Studies

Link: https://www2.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?origin=145&status=3&subjectGrps=&daad=&q=bildende%20kunst&page=1&detail=57135742#bewerbung

The Polytechnic University of Milan offers various scholarships to international students enrolling in its Master’s degree programs. The Polytechnic University of Milan Scholarships provide full and some amount to cover other fees. Some scholarships will even provide accommodation and meals. The Politecnico di Milano scholarship aims to attract the best students to study on its campuses in Italy.

Deadline: November 30, 2022

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Link: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/LoginServlet

Named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. The scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies and Considers three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability).

Deadline: November 02, 2022

Germany Scholarship for Studies in all Disciplines

Link: https://www2.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?detail=50026200

This scholarship program offers you the opportunity to continue your academic education in Germany with a postgraduate course of study.

You can apply if you have completed your first degree (e.g. Bachelor’s or Diploma) at the latest by the time the funding period begins.

Deadline: Not specified

Ireland- Africa Fellowships

Link: https://www.irishaidfellowships.ie/strands/ireland-fellows-programme-africa

The Ireland Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries, with leadership potential, to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. It offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded one-year master’s level program at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland.

Deadline: 31 July 2022

The African Investigative Journalism Conference Fellowships (AIJC)

Link: https://aijc.africa/call-for-applications-aijc2022-fellowships/

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) offers a limited number of fellowships for participation in this three-day celebration of the continent’s investigative reporting. This year the conference will return to a face-to-face event in Johannesburg, Oct 31 — Nov 2 and will offer inspiring talks, engagement, networking, and cutting-edge training in a range of skills.

Deadline: August 18, 2022.

African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL) Africa Thesis Award 2023

Link: https://www.ascleiden.nl/content/africa-thesis-award

The award aims to encourage students’ research and writing on African topics and to promote the study of African cultures and societies. It is presented annually to a student whose master’s thesis has been completed based on research conducted on an African topic.

Yale Drama Series International Prize 2023 for Playrights

Link: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/yale-drama-series-rules-and-submission-guidelines/

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2023 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Jeremy O. Harris. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of their manuscript by Yale University Press, and a celebratory event. The prize and publication are contingent on the playwright’s agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement.

Deadline: 31st August 2022

Research and Innovation Systems for Africa (RISA)

Link: https://risa-fund.org/funding/call-no-risa-01-2022-research-and-innovation-systems-for-africa-risa/

The objective of this call for funding is to seek applications from organizations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Deadline: 08–31 July 2022

Programs, Workshops and Conferences

Women Techsters Boot Camp Cohort 21

Link: https://bit.ly/WTBootcampCohort2-1

Free training tracks, cybersecurity, data science and AI, product design, product management, software development

Date: 26th July 2022

P:s Applicants are required to have a Microsoft outlook email address

Wetech2022

Link: https://www.wetechng.com/wetech2022

Join us for our annual women in tech conference. This year, seat with a thousand women in tech building, empowering, and scaling startups in the Nigerian tech ecosystem

Mode of attendance: Physical and Virtual

Date: August 27th, 2022

Google Summer Insights 2022 Conference

Link: https://careersonair.withgoogle.com/events/googlesummerinsights2022

This program is committed to showcasing representation in the tech industry and helping you to prepare for your future career

Location: Online

Date: 26th -28th July, 2022

Nigeria Fintech Forum

Link: https://fintech.eventhive.ng

The Nigeria fintech forum is a premium conference exhibition and networking platform catering to public and private sector stakeholders across Nigeria’s financial technology industry.

Date: August 3, 2022

Time: 8 am

Location: The Civic Centre, Ikoyi

Skill Acquisition Program by Forward Ever Empowerment Initiative

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skills-acquisition-programme-tickets-349378780337?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Learn and get certified while acquiring a new skill that can be converted into a profitable business for free

Date: 28th — 30th 2022

Location: Old Ota Road, Lagos

Free Digital Marketing Training

Link: https://bit.ly/PluralJetFDMT

If you are looking to kickstart a career in Digital Marketing

Location: Virtual

Fee: free

Date: 23rd, 30th, and 6th of August 202/

Deadline for registration: 22nd July 2022

Women Who Code Presents Blockchain, Data Science, and Python Tech Summit

Link: https://hopin.com/events/women-who-code-tech-summit-blockdatapy/registration

This unique event will feature technical talks, keynotes, lightning talks, and workshops led by developers like you who are eager to share career advice and the latest blockchain data technology

Date: 22nd July, 2022

Time: 3pm-7pm WAST

International Conference on Women

Link: https://womenconference.co/

In the mission of uplifting the global standards of living, women play an indispensable role by acting as agents of change, potential, and sustenance. The International Conference on Women, Women 2022 is primed to put a spotlight on all Women and address the status quo with respect to the empowerment of the women community. Women 2022 intends to initiate consequential discussions on gender equality issues, women’s engagement in different disciplines, future challenges, and opportunities.

It is made a reality through the resourceful collaboration of Conferences with notable educational institutions and scholars in the field. Prioritizing the health concerns, the organizers of Women 2022 have decided to organize the conference via the virtual platform, yet are determined to ensure the best experience of an educative conference. The conference will take place on 20th — 21st August 2022 and all experts and enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to join this platform and be a part of a network that envisions a change for the better.

Date: 21st-24th August 2022

Location: Virtual

Resources

Fontpair

Link: https://www.fontpair.co/

Free fonts and font pairings to use for your next design project. Join the other 7,000 subscribers who get fresh free fonts in their inbox every month!.

Ahrefs

Link: https://ahrefs.com/

Increase your website’s traffic with the industry’s favorite SEO tool today.

40 Important STEM Resources for Women

Link: https://www.teachthought.com/technology/stem-resources-for-women/

Here are 40 important STEM-related resources for women.

The Introvert Entrepreneur Podcast

Link: https://theintrovertentrepreneur.com/category/podcast/

If you are someone who struggles to put yourself out there and feels that might be hampering your business, this is the perfect podcast for you. Coach Beth Buelow chats with communications and PR experts on how introverts can promote their business.

Event brite

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/

This is an American event management and ticketing website.

Have any new opportunities and resources? Then put them in the comments! We’d love to hear from you!

The Writers

Anthonia Omonye Abraham

Anthonia Abraham is a final-year physiotherapy student with a bespoken history in volunteering within health, human rights, and content creation. Connect with Anthonia on LinkedIn.

Ibukunoluwa Okusanya

Ibukunoluwa Okusanya is a content and lifestyle writer. She’s also a media and pop culture enthusiast. Her passion for media has driven her to gain experience in several entertainment companies. She’s interested in telling real-life stories cutting across all genres. Connect with Ibukun on Instagram.

Ummulkhair Abdulrasheed

Ummulkhair Abdulrasheed is a Digital Marketer and Content Creator. She loves to write and is still in the learning process. She also started her mental health foundation (Let’s Live Well Foundation) and hopes to impact as many lives as she can. Connect with her on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Edited by Chiamaka Dike

Chiamaka Dike is a content writer, podcaster, and public relations executive. When she isn’t writing and managing communications for brands, you can catch her eating Jollof rice and watching Netflix. Connect with her 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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