National Institute For Leadership And Ending Violence Against Women And Girls (NILEVAWG) 2024: Call For Applications

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National Institute For Leadership And Ending Violence Against Women And Girls (NILEVAWG) 2024: Call For Applications

The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) with support from Ford Foundation, West Africa, seeks applications from young women between the ages of 18 and 35 to participate in the National Institute for Leadership and Ending Violence against Women and Girls (NILEVAWG) – a Capacity Building and Mentorship Program designed to empower young women to aspire for leadership and connect voices to end violence against women and girls.

The Institute specifically targets young dynamic women interested in strengthening their leadership capabilities, feminist analysis and movement building skills that will empower them effectively to mobilize both human and legal resources to end gender disparity as well as gender-based violence.

Eligibility Criteria:

 Age Requirement:

Applications are open to females between the ages of 18 to 35 years, across the 36 states of Nigeria and the FCT.

Literacy Level:

Applicants should possess a decent level of literacy, demonstrating the ability to effectively communicate in written and spoken English.

Educational Background:

While a specific educational background is not mandatory, candidates with a diverse range of educational experiences are encouraged to apply.

Commitment to the Program:

Candidates must express a genuine commitment to actively participate in and benefit from the entire 6-month mentorship program.

Essay Submission:

As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit an essay (maximum of 500 words) on the following topic: “Role of Technology in Fight against Violence against Women and Girls” to be submitted at the time of the application. Articles can focus on the theme from a personal or other contextual perspectives.

This essay will serve as a key component in assessing candidates.

Assessment Method:

In addition to the essay submission, candidates will undergo a brief virtual interview. This interview will provide an opportunity for candidates to further articulate their goals, aspirations, and expectations from the mentorship program. It also allows the selection committee to assess communication skills, motivation, and overall suitability for the program.

Diversity and Inclusivity:

The program is committed to diversity and inclusivity. Candidates from various backgrounds, industries, and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Training and Mentorship:

Successful applicants will undergo a mandatory three (3) day capacity-building training, followed by a comprehensive six-month mentorship phase.

The training is a foundational element designed to equip participants with essential skills and knowledge for their community initiatives.

The subsequent mentorship phase is a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Commitment to Training and Mentorship:

Applicants are expected to demonstrate full commitment to both the training and mentorship phases of the program.

The success of the program hinges on active and engaged participation, and we seek individuals who are eager to leverage this opportunity for personal and community development.

Social Action Project:

Selected applicants will be required to implement a social action project within their communities during the mentorship period.

This project is a tangible expression of the skills and insights gained during the program, contributing to positive change and community development.

Application Timeline:

The application period is set to open on Monday, November 27, 2023, and will close on Monday, December 8, 2023.

Please ensure that your application is submitted within this timeframe. Late applications will not be considered.

We encourage applicants to carefully consider their availability and commitment level before applying. This mentorship program represents a unique opportunity for personal and community growth, and we look forward to receiving applications from individuals dedicated to making a lasting impact.

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