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Youthhubafrica.org, an online community that seeks to create a platform for young people in Africa involved in social change to interact, learn and collaborate in new ways is seeking correspondents in 6 African Countries:

1. Ghana
2. Kenya
3. Rwanda
4. Ethiopia
5. South Africa
6. Uganda

Objectives:
• Provide a platform for young people to hone their journalism/writing skills
• Provide a space for young people to explore their creative side
• Provide a space for young people to take an active role in development issues

Opportunities:
Youthhubafrica will provide/facilitate the following:
• Listing of the correspondent’s name and profile on the youthhubafrica website
• Customised email addresses for selected correspondents
• Letters of Introductions/Recommendations for correspondents to participate in local, National and International Meetings
• Training and capacity building on web-skills, online research, interviewing e.t.c.

Job Description:

  • Correspondents will cover and report on events around youth development in their countries
  • Interview young people working to effect social change in their countries for youthhubafrica
  • Profile local, national and international opportunities for young people in their countries

Who we are looking for?
Youthhubafrica is looking for young people who fit the following descriptions:
• Energetic
• Creative
• Ability to work with little or no supervision
• Execellent writing skills
• Nose for stories
• High sense of curiosity
• Determined
• Web-savvy
• Persons who can invest 10 – 12 hours on a weekly basis to generate news, stories and conduct interviews
• Young persons within the age of 18 – 30years (women are encouraged to apply

If you fit the description, send an email with your CV, cover letter and a sample of your writing to rotimi@youthhubafrica.org. Subject of the email should include ‘Country: Application as a correspondent’

Deadline for submission: December 18, 2012

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Rotimi Olawale, co-founder of youthhubafrica.org is a youth development expert. For more than six years he has been involved in leading youth advocacy efforts mainly around the Millennium Development Goals. In 2006, he represented Nigeria as a youth ambassador at the United Nations Global Youth Leadership Summit held at the UN Headquarters in New York. Rotimi has held several global leadership positions including; member, UNFPA Global Youth Advisory Panel for 2 years; member, African Youth Panel. Rotimi is currently involved in shaping local, national and global policies to benefit youth and also leverage opportunities for young people. He was listed by the Nigerian government as one of 15 Nigerian youth on the world stage in 2008.
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