Call for Entries: 2018 PositiveNaija Essay Competition

2018 POSITIVENAIJA ESSAY COMPETITION

The 2018 PositiveNaija Essay Competition aims to encourage Nigerian patriotism, nation building as well as a platform for excellence!

Title of Essay:

THE LOVE OF A NIGERIAN!

Objective:

Inform the world through your essay, what genuinely makes Nigeria and Nigerians kind, cooperative, tolerant and well-meaning towards one another and humanity today.

Eligibility:

  • Essay submissions are free – at no cost to the participants
  • Open to all nationalities
  • Participants and winners of the 2017 edition can still participate
  • PositiveNaija Team and the Advisory Judges are not eligible

Essay format:

  • Maximum of 1,500 words
  • At the beginning or end of the essay, state only your full names, nationality, email and telephone number(s).
  • Must be submitted in both MS Word & Portable Document format (PDF)

Essay expectations:

  • One (1) essay submission per person
  • Must be original, no plagiarism and not previously published
  • The competition language and the language of entries is English.
  • Truth, logical consistency, facts, narrative structure/organisation, creativity/initiative.

Reward [starting cash prizes]

  • 1st prize: 75,000
  • 2nd prize: 50,000
  • 3rd prize: 25,000

Reward [certificates]:

Top 10

Reward [publication]:

Timelines:

  • Submission dates by participants: 1st June 2018 – 31st July 2018 (SEE ANNEX 4 for status of entries).
  • PositiveNaija review and submit Top 10 best entries to Advisory Judges: August 1 – 10, 2018.
  • Blind review by Advisory Judges who shall [individually] assess, grade and rank the entries: August 11 – 31, 2018.
  • Decision of Top 3 entries by Advisory Judges are published (without ranking) on the Competition Page: 3rd September 2018.

*Decisions by the Judges are final and are not subject to legal appeal

  • Profiles of the Top 3 participants are requested and published: September 4-6, 2018
  • The audience will then determine the final ranking for Positions 4th – 10th with an open and public online vote – multiple votes are allowed (SEE ANNEX 1 below for voting weights): September 8 – 14, 2018
  • The audience will then determine the final ranking and winner (Top 3) with an open and public online vote – multiple votes are allowed (SEE ANNEX 1 below for voting weights): September 17 – 23, 2018
  • PositiveNaija collates: September 24 – 30, 2018
  • Overall winner (and essay)/results are declared/published on 1st October 2018 on PositiveNaija
  • Payments made and certificate issued to winners on 1st October 2018

Sponsorship:

We welcome sponsorships for the 2018 PositiveNaija Essay Competition. Identifying, supporting and partnering with us on this competition is a testament to your personal, institutional or corporate conviction on the greatness, development and potentials of Nigeria/Nigerians.

For transparent and accountability purposes, every sponsorship for this competition received shall be made available on the blog [for privacy, sponsors can choose to use the initials of their names] (SEE ANNEX 3 below). We shall also provide up-to-date progress report to you.

Your support – financial or service-oriented, could therefore be targeted to the following areas (SEE ANNEX 2 below for account details and guidance):

  • Prizes: Top 1 – 10 Essays (Target: 10 million Naira)
  • Media/Publicity (Target: 3 million Naira)
  • Administrative/Logistics (Target: 2 million Naira)
  • General/Overarching – If your support is targeted to the general/overarching running of the competition, we will ensure equity in its distribution to the entire competition process.

We are committed to making the PositiveNaija Annual Essay Competition, the most rewarding educational prize competition in Nigeria by the year 2022.

Submission:

Email: positivenaija@yahoo.com

Deadline: 31 July 2018

For more information, kindly visit: www.positivenaija.com

Multiple Positions: African Development Bank (AfDB)

Position title Publication date Closing date
Chief Legal Counsel – Finance Division 07/11/2017 21/11/2017
Legal Counsel – Public Sector Operations – Policy and Governance 07/11/2017 21/11/2017
Chief Legal Counsel – Public Sector Operations – Policy and Governance Division, PGCL.1 03/11/2017 16/11/2017
Director, Environment and Social Safeguards Department (SNSC) 31/10/2017 10/11/2017
Operation Analyst 31/10/2017 14/11/2017
Division Manager Strategy and Transaction Support 27/10/2017 26/11/2017
Investment Officer 27/10/2017 26/11/2017

Multiple Job Positions: CRS – GIZ – ECOWAS – DFID – IOM – IRC – WaterAid

Access to Humanitarian Assistance and Development Initiative (AHDI)

  • Communication Intern
    AHDI | Apply by: 10 August 2018

Action Against Hunger USA

  • Operations Support Coordinator
    Action Against Hunger USA | Apply by: 25 October 2018

ACTED

  • Area Coordinator
    ACTED | Apply by: 01 October 2018

Adam Smith International

  • Micro & Small Enterprise (MSE) Support Specialist
    Adam Smith | Apply by: 17 October 2018

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International

  • Senior Finance Manager
    Adventist | Apply by: 20 October 2018

Africa Rice Center

  • Scientist, Rice Breeder
    AfricaRice | Apply by: 30 October 2018

African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)

  • Individual Consultant to Conduct a Case Study on Capacity Building
    ACBF | Apply by: 08 October 2018

African Development Bank (AfDB)

African Union Commission (AU)

  • Finance and Administrative Officer
    AU | Apply by: 02 September 2018

AIESEC International

  • Intern for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness
    AIESEC | Apply by: 07 November 2018

ALIMA

  • Operational Funding Desk Advisor
    ALIMA | Apply by: 28 October 2018

ARS Progetti

  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training Team Lead
    ARS Progetti | Apply by: 09 October 2018

Banyan Global

  • Gender Specialist
    Banyan | Apply by: 27 October 2018

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

  • Senior Program Officer for Policy and Advocacy
    B&MGF | Apply by: 28 October 2018

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

CAMRIS International

  • Procurement Specialist
    CAMRIS International | Apply by: 29 June 2018

CARE USA

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

  • Cash Working Group Technical co-chair
    CRS | Apply by: 24 October 2018

Chemonics

Christian Aid

  • Management Information Systems Advisor – Technical
    Christian Aid | Apply by: 10 September 2018

Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research  (CGIAR)

COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale

  • Head of Base
    COOPI | Apply by: 17 September 2018
  • Country Administrator
    COOPI | Apply by: 30 September 2018
  • Logistics Coordinator
    COOPI | Apply by: 24 September 2018

Creative Associates International

CrossBoundary

  • Energy/Investment Principal
    CrossBoundary | Apply by: 19 May 2018

DAI

  • Senior Investment Manager
    DAI | Apply by: 16 September 2018

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

  • Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Manager
    DRC | Apply by: 22 October 2018

Department for International Development (DFID) – United Kingdom (UK)

  • West Africa Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser
    F&CO | Apply by: 22 October 2018

Dexis Consulting Group

  • PEPFAR Strategic Information Advisor (M&E)
    Dexis | Apply by: 04 July 2018

Devtech Systems Inc.

  • Finance Manager Consultant
    Devtech | Apply by: 01 August 2018

ECOWAS

  • Public Account Specialist
    ECOWAS | Apply by: 20 September 2018

Equal Access

  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer
    Equal Access | Apply by: 31 October 2018

European Commission (EC)

  • International Aid and Cooperation Officer: Governance, Security and Peace Building
    EC | Apply by: 20 September 2018

FHI 360

  • Primary Healthcare Coordinator
    FHI 360 | Apply by: 10 August 2018

FIIAPP

German Agency for International Development (GIZ)

Heartland Alliance

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Consultant
    Heartland Alliance | Apply by: 22 October 2018

Hulla & Co. Human Dynamics KG

  • Maritime Governance Expert, Team Leader
    HCHD | Apply by: 25 July 2018

Impact Initiatives

International Centre for Migration Policy Development

  • Resources Management Officer
    IoM | Apply by: 11 June 2018

International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

  • Senior Security Officer
    IFRC | Apply by: 27 October 2018

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Soybean Breeding
    IITA | Apply by: 30 November 2018

International Medical Corps (IMC)

  • Field Site Manager
    IMC | Apply by: 19 October 2018

International Organisation for Migration (IoM)

  • Resources Management Officer
    IoM | Apply by: 24 October 2018

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

  • Senior Program Coordinator
    IRC | Apply by: 26 October 2018

INTERSOS

Land O’Lakes International Development

  • Agribusiness Development Specialist
    Land O’Lakes | Apply by: 18 September 2018

Malaria Consortium

  • Driver
    Malaria Consortium | Apply by: 23 October 2018

Marie Stopes International

  • Programme Director
    Marie Stopes | Apply by: 05 October 2018

Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

  • Senior Malaria Technical Advisor
    MSH | Apply by: 15 October 2018

Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World)

Mercy Corps

  • Director of Finance and Administration
    Mercy Corps | Apply by: 03 November 2018

Mott Macdonald

  • Team Leader
    Mott Macdonald | Apply by: 24 July 2018

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

  • Evaluation of NRC Nigeria multi-sector response to the basic needs of the vulnerable displacement of affected population in Northeast Nigeria
    NRC | Apply by: 15 October 2018

Options

Oxford Policy Management (OPM)

  • Team Lead (Health in Nigeria)
    OPM | Apply by: 01 September 2018

Pact, Inc.

  • Chief of Party – OVC
    Pact | Apply by: 31 July 2018

Plan International

  • Infant and Young Child Feeding Survey (Consultant) for NJR4 Project
    Plan International | Apply by: 08 October 2018

Première Urgence Internationale

Relief International

Save the Children

Search for Common Ground

  • Country Director
    SFCG | Apply by: 12 September 2018

Secours Islamique France

  • Administrative Coordinator M/F
    Secours Islamique France  | Apply by: 30 September 2018

Sightsavers

  • Country Security and Safety Officer
    Sightsavers  | Apply by: 31 August 2018

Solidarités International

TechnoServe

  • Food Fortification and Processing Consultants
    TechnoServe | Apply by: 09 May 2018

Terre Des Hommes (TDH)

Tetra Tech

  • Team Leader – Mobilising data for Anti-Corruption programme
    Tetra Tech | Apply by: 21 June 2018

The Palladium Group

Translators Without Borders (TWB)

  • Evidence and Impact Officer – national position
    TWB | Apply by: 21 October 2018

United Nations (UN)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Country Coordinator
    USAID | Apply by: 11 October 2018

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO International)

  • People Resourcing Manager
    VSO International | Apply by: 10 October 2018

WaterAid

  • Head of Strategy Program Effectiveness & Learning
    WaterAid | Apply by: 09 November 2018

West African Power Pool (WAPP)

  • Senior Financial Specialist
    WAPP | Apply by: 03 September 2018

World Bank Group

World Food Programme (WFP)

  • Logistics Assistant (Food Quality & Safety)
    WFP | Apply by: 28 October 2018

World Health Organisation (WHO)

 

Last updated: 11 November 2018

Consultancy: AfDB

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EOI – Côte d’Ivoire – Renewable energy specialist consultant – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department (PERN)

EOI – Senior Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst – Corporate IT Services Department (CHIS)

EOI – Côte d’Ivoire – Rural Electrification Expert (off-grid and mini-grid) expert consultant (Consultant) – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department (PERN)

EOI – Côte d’Ivoire – Clean Cooking Program Officer – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department (PERN)

EOI – Côte d’Ivoire – Junior Consultant – Monitoring and Evaluation Data Assistant – African Legal Support Facility (ALSF)

EOI – Côte d’Ivoire – Junior Consultant – Junior Strategy and Communication Consultant Position – PIFD

EOI – Communication Specialist – Individual Long-term Consultant – Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex (PEVP)