Due Date: April 1, 2019

The Digital Explorers program welcomes applications. Digital Explorers is a profession improvement program developed to harness the capacity of Nigeria’s digital skills and develop more chances for development. It includes a paid 1 year work positioning and emerging innovations training in Lithuania– a dynamic and ever-growing European ICT center– and reintegration assistance in Nigeria upon return.

Immerse yourself into a network of explorers, looking for to end up being a part of something larger. A really international ICT neighborhood. The program is supported with monetary help from the European Union, through the ICMPD and Movement Collaboration Center, and will be executed by a consortium of partners consisting of Business Lithuania, Africa research study and consultancy centre AfriKo, Ventures Platform, Variety Advancement Group, and Code Academy.

About

This program is a one year journey that will link young Nigerian ICT experts to Lithuania, among Europe’s the majority of outstanding digital communities. Digital Explorers will be positioned in paid work for one year in leading tier Lithuanian tech business. In addition, they will get training and abilities improvement in emerging innovations.

Digital Explorers offers substantial advantages for both Nigeria and Lithuania’s economy. The abilities improvement element will offer chances for understanding sharing in emerging digital abilities. The capability structure will support bilateral relations in between Nigeria and Lithuania and open cross border chances in between both nations.

At the end of the program, individuals will go back to Nigeria and go through the re-integration element of the program, throughout which they will be motivated to use up paid work in Nigeria, begin companies with Nigerian and/or Lithuanian partners, work from another location for Lithuanian business, or develop organizational branches in Nigeria. In general, the program will not just increase individuals’ potential customers for fulfilling expert development however will likewise reinforce the innovation community of both nations.

Expenses and Advantages

  • Your flight tickets Nigeria-Lithuania-Nigeria will be covered by the program.
  • You will be paid an income by the business where you will be utilized. Your wage will remain in line with dominating requirements for your work level in ICT sector in Lithuania.
  • You will be supplied with a 2-month lodging once you get here in Lithuania (with expenses covered). After the 2-month duration, you will be accountable for the lodging which your wage will have the ability to cover, nevertheless, the program group will help you in discovering a location to live.
  • You will be entitled to advantages accumulating to a full-time personnel with the business where you will be operating in line with the tenets of your visa.

At the end of the journey, Digital Explorers will take part in reintegration activities in Nigeria arranged by Ventures Platform. The reintegration program will be developed based upon the requirements and interests of individuals. It will consist of activities that will assist explorers:

Start their own business or start-up.

  • Gain work in business in Nigeria.
  • Start freelance/remote work for Lithuanian and/or global business.
  • An alumni network will likewise be developed to even more assist in understanding transfer and network structure in between the 2 nations.

Eligibility

  • Open to young Nigerian digital skills consisting of people with abilities in Programs, Systems Architecture and Quality Control, Organisation Advancement in the IT sector, UI/UX, Digital Marketing, Graphic Style and Digital Arts

The ideal explorer:

  • Has strong inspiration, is all set to invest 1 year in Lithuania, take the very best out of it and add to the success of the business that she/he will operate at.
  • Is a Nigerian ICT professional who presently lives in Nigeria.
  • Has at least 1-2 years of appropriate work experience. However 10 years of experience is likewise great
  • Has at least a Bachelor’s Degree in any field from a recognized tertiary organization or, additionally, a minimum of 5 years of appropriate work experience.
  • Sends application prior to the due date (1st of April, 2019) and takes part in the entire choice procedure if shortlisted.
  • Has a worldwide passport by the 1st of May, 2019

Application

Please fill out the complimentary online application depending upon your profile.

You will need to offer individual information, show your previous experience, along with offer argumentation regarding why you wish to end up being a Digital Explorer. You will likewise be asked to publish a brief video about your inspiration and accomplishments. The call for applications will be open up until 1st of April, however they highly motivate you to use as early as possible, as the program group will be processing applications as they come. So protect your location early on!

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