Jobs and Opportunities


* Extended Term Consulting (ETC) Assignment: Task Manager, Mobile Applications Laboratories

From 2010-2012, infoDev will implement an ambitious program entitled “Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy”. This program, jointly organized by infoDev, the Government of Finland and Nokia, will undertake a range of activities including establishing regional mobile applications laboratories; linking mobile entrepreneurs via a social networking initiative; using business incubation initiatives to stimulate small business creation; assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to seek new markets overseas; ensuring that SMEs have appropriate access to finance (A2F); starting international working groups for ICT and agribusiness entrepreneurs and incubators; and creating resources for project leaders to incorporate ICTs and innovation systems into agriculture development projects.

The deadline to apply is March 19, 2010.

* Regional Director - Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office IDRC

The Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa is the focal point of IDRC’s presence and management in the region. Reporting to the Vice-President for Corporate Strategy and Regional Management, you will represent IDRC in the region, provide regional intelligence, coordinate the scientific and technical delivery of IDRC’s programming in a matrix environment, lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals, and manage the regional office. You will also play a key role in ensuring the coherence and relevance of IDRC’s programming in the region. Current IDRC Program Areas are as follows: Agriculture and Environment; Information and Communication Technologies for Development; Innovation, Policy and Science; Research for Health Equity; and Social and Economic Policy.

Application deadline is 12th March 2010.

For further information visit IDRC’s website

* Mobile Money Fundamentals Certificate Training Course , MMF 101

10 March 2010 - Lagos Civic Centre,Ozumba Mbadiwe,Victoria Island.

Basic fundamentals trainings which covers all the broad areas of MMT and in-depth covering of Agency development and management. It also includes showcasing of technologies by providers to a very compact select group. Providers can indicate interest to showcase tech or book a tech specific presentation slot. The media will also be well represented with confirmed attendance from other West African Region for this inaugural training. N25,000 per Delegate