- Position: BBFORPEACE – Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Internship 2022
- Duration: 6 months (January-June, 2022)
- Location: Abuja (Possibility of travelling within Nigeria)
About Building Blocks for Peace Foundation
Building Blocks for Peace Foundation (BBFORPEACE) is a leading youth network working on conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Nigeria. We are building the resilience of young men and women against violent philosophies through policy advocacy, capacity building training, research and documentation, community sensitization, radio and tv programming amongst other innovative approaches. BBFORPEACE is currently championing advocacy for the implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda in Nigeria.
About the Internship Position
In December 2015, the UN Security Council adopted the groundbreaking Resolution 2250, on Youth, Peace and Security. For the first time, the UN Security Council recognized the positive role young people can play in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Recall that on 1st November 2021, Nigeria became the first country in Africa to adopt a National Action Plan on UNSCR 2250.
The overarching goal of the Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Internship is to support activities and interventions around the implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security agenda in Nigeria.
The ideal candidate will coordinate programs and projects related to the advocacy and effective implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250, 2419, 2535 and the African Union Continental Framework on Youth, Peace and Security in Nigeria.
- Initiate and support the coordination of existing youth, peace and security initiatives.
- Act as a focal point for the Youth, Peace and Security program (both for external and internal stakeholders).
- Map and foster effective collaboration and partnership with peace and security stakeholders in Nigeria and abroad.
- Support the development and implementation of an advocacy strategy that reflects members concerns and interests.
- Support fundraising and research related activities.
- Between 18-35 years
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any social science related course. Possession of a Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Willingness to learn and show interest in the peace and security related fields.
- Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted documents.
- Knowledge of existing frameworks on youth, peace and security, (UNSCR2250, UNSCR2419, UNSCR2535, UNSCR1325, AU Continental Framework on Youth, Peace and Security). But not mandatory.
- Good computer skills Microsoft office packages (Google doc, powerpoint and Excel)
The internship is unpaid and only stipends to cover transportation costs within Abuja is provided. It is advised that prospective interns be able to reside within Abuja or bear the cost of residing in Abuja throughout the duration of the internship.
Method of Application
Interested applicants should send their CV and Cover Letter as one document (pdf) and not more than four (4) pages, addressing the position requirements to the [email protected].
All applications must include the position title ‘Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Internship 2022’ as the email subject line. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
We are an equal opportunity organization, so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
All applications must be received by Friday 8th January 2022. Applications sent after this date or in breach of the application procedure will not be entertained.