2022 ONE Champions Program For Emerging Young Leaders
Last updated on by Olusegun Fapohunda
ONE, a campaigning and advocacy organisation, is now accepting applications from emerging young leaders in Nigeria who are interested in joining its program. The deadline for submission of applications for the ONE Champion Program in Nigeria is February 19, 2022.
The ONE Champions program is a one-year volunteer program that is entering its 6th year in Nigeria and we’re looking for passionate campaigners to join the 2022 cohort.
This is a voluntary program where ONE will recruit, train, and support 60 emerging leaders approximately between 18-35 years of age who will Champion causes ONE supports at the grassroots, state and federal levels in Nigeria. ONE advocates and campaigns on education, gender, health, agriculture and transparency as a means to fight poverty. The program was launched in 2016 with 20 Champions.
ONE Champions will work closely with the ONE Nigeria Country program, led by the Country Director and will work with the direction and support of the ONE Campaigns team to come up with innovative and exciting ways to engage policymakers to secure policy changes and public investments to address poverty in Nigeria.
What You Need to Become a ONE Champion
- A passion for ONE’s mission to end extreme poverty and an interest in international issues
- Willingness to attend a programme induction and training in person in Abuja
- Great communication and teamwork skills
- Ability to build and maintain relationships
- Ability to encourage and support others
- Strong organisational skills with the ability to organise own workload efficiently
- A clear commitment to integrity
- A commitment to stay engaged with the ONE Campaign throughout the year
- Passion for creating change
- Proven commitment to efforts to end poverty
- Interest in engaging policymakers on issues of relevance
- Willingness to dedicate some time to raise awareness and mobilise different people to support ONE’s initiatives
Your Responsibilities as a ONE Champion
ONE Champions will have access to a range of campaign and advocacy tools and activities and will receive support to design and develop their own action plans with the ONE team. They will be expected to deliver a range of actions, including but not limited to:
- Meet with decision-makers, movers and shakers
- Use social media to raise awareness and create change
- Encouraging the public to take online and in-person campaign actions
- Develop analyses and write-ups on key issues
- Help to plan and deliver campaigns actions, stunts and member-recruitment activities
- Help ONE identify strategic personalities to lobby in your constituency
- Keep ONE informed on key developments in their communities and develop content
- Partner with the team to plan events and social media activities
- Help ONE identify strategic media institutions to target in order to maximize publicity
- Assist in the mobilization of members in Nigeria
- Raise ONE’s profile in your community
Benefits of Becoming a ONE Champion
- This is a fantastic opportunity to impact your community, country and the world by working with a highly-visible, mission-driven ONE supporter in an incredible, supportive environment.
- ONE Champions will receive training on how to campaign, pressure decision-makers and engage the media.
- You will have the opportunity to attend ONE events and put your skills into practice in meetings with high-level decision-makers.
All costs encountered for the induction program are covered by the ONE Campaign.
How to Become a ONE Champion
Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:
Apply Before: February 19, 2022.
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