Paradigm Initiative is a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for under-served youth. Across our offices in Nigeria (Aba, Abuja, Ajegunle, Kano, Yaba), Cameroon, and beyond, as part of a pan-African expansion plan, we work to connect under-served youth with improved livelihoods through our digital inclusion and digital rights programs.

A career at Paradigm Initiative gives you the opportunity to join our dedicated team of professionals who are all passionate about digital inclusion and digital rights. A variety of educational disciplines as well as cultural and career experiences are represented within our team, and all of these rich proficiencies are harnessed towards making a significant impact through our programs. Our team members find that working with Paradigm Initiative provides the challenge and career development they seek and also provides the needed support for growth.

We are recruiting for the following positions:

Advertised Positions

1- Google Policy Fellow, East/Southern Africa

Summary

Paradigm Initiative is recruiting to fill a vacant Google Policy Fellow position in the organisation. The Fellow will be working on the Digital Rights Program of Paradigm Initiative, with focus on East and Southern Africa. The fellowship will run for six months from May 2018 to November 2018. 

Application Details

Read the Vacancy Notice here. 

Apply here, on or before April 15, 2018.

2- Program Officer (Election News Fact Checking Project)

Project Duration: May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019

As fake news online becomes a serious menace, there is a need for lovers of free speech to combat it before haters of free speech use it as an excuse to curtail citizens’ right to free speech online. To this end, Paradigm Initiative is collaborating with Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism to leverage Dubawa, a fact-checking platform, in debunking fake news and propaganda during the coming election season, thereby ensuring only factual news thrive online and citizens are able to make informed decisions.

Paradigm Initiative, therefore, seeks a Program Officer to manage this crucial project. The Program Officer is responsible for managing partner relationships and overseeing project implementation in its entirety.

To apply for this role, please go here.

Deadline: April 15, 2018.

3- Director of Administration

Job Summary

The Director of Administration oversees the overall daily office operations of Paradigm Initiative including office management, communication, human resources, finance and assets and management of Paradigm Initiative’s administrative staff.

The Director of Administration works to improve processes and policies, manages administrative staff, leads long-term organizational planning especially with its expansion into Africa.

Location

  • Lagos, Nigeria, with frequent local and international travel

Responsibilities

  • Management: Oversees the daily operations across offices by providing oversight for the Communications, Finance/Asset and Human Resources teams
  • Administration: Planning and coordinating administrative procedures and systems for the organization especially with ongoing expansion into Africa
  • Strategy: Develop and oversee implementation of the next phase of Paradigm Initiative’s strategic plan with the Executive Director
  • Fundraising: Co-lead fundraising and endowment planning with the Executive Director

Read the full vacancy notice here.