Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people in West Africa? Do you want to be part of a team dedicated to solving one of the biggest challenges on the continent – youth unemployment? If so, West Africa Vocational Education (WAVE) might be the place for you. WAVE is on a mission to empower West African youth with the skills they need to thrive in the job market, and they’re looking for talented individuals to join their team. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the exciting job opportunities available at WAVE.
Why Youth Employment Matters
In West Africa, the issue of youth unemployment is a pressing concern. The numbers are staggering – with 40-85% of young people either unemployed or underemployed, more than 50 million youth are facing uncertain futures. At the same time, job creation in the region is on the rise. The challenge lies in bridging the gap between these work-ready youth and the employment market. This is where WAVE steps in.
About West Africa Vocational Education (WAVE)
WAVE is an organization dedicated to equipping young Nigerians with practical skills that prepare them for the workforce of the future. Their programs focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), using innovative tools like Lego bricks, smart blocks, robotics, and programming to expose students to the vast possibilities of the tech-enabled world. WAVE’s goal is not just to teach, but to inspire, innovate, and make learning fun.
Join the WAVE Team
WAVE is currently recruiting for several exciting positions, and they might just have the perfect opportunity for you to make a meaningful impact. Let’s take a closer look at some of the roles they are looking to fill:
1. STEM Facilitator
As a STEM Facilitator at WAVE, you will play a vital role in empowering Nigerian children through hands-on, interactive, and project-based STEM experiences. The programs offered include After School Enrichment Programs, Camps, and Co-Curricular STEM programs, along with robotics workshops in secondary schools across South-West Nigeria.
Responsibilities of a STEM Facilitator at WAVE include:
- Preparing resources for programs based on assigned topics and themes.
- Managing inventory of class resources.
- Conducting classes and workshops following provided training and format.
- Supervising and assisting children during classes and after-class pick-up.
- Developing and maintaining strong relationships with schools and customers.
- Collaborating with the Operations and Logistics team to plan and execute activities.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Education.
- Passion for working with children.
- Creative, innovative, and enthusiastic.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience in teaching STEM Programs and coding skills.
2. Construction Project Manager – Architect
WAVE is seeking a Construction Project Manager with a background in architecture. This role involves supervising and monitoring construction projects from start to finish, with a focus on residential properties. Quality and safety are top priorities for WAVE.
Key Responsibilities of a Construction Project Manager at WAVE include:
- Supervising and monitoring construction works.
- Coordinating and controlling construction projects.
- Liaising with contractors and construction teams.
- Ensuring adherence to quality, health, and safety standards.
- Writing regular reports to supervisors.
- Degree in Architecture.
- Minimum of 5 years of construction management experience.
- Proficiency in design tools and Microsoft Office.
- Strong project management and reporting skills.
The Technician role at WAVE involves managing and developing technicians, supervising booth operations, and ensuring safety and efficiency in daily operations.
Responsibilities of a Technician at WAVE include:
- Management and development of technicians.
- Supervision of booth operations.
- Monthly auditing of test booth operations.
- Booth health, safety, and administrative management.
- OND (Ordinary National Diploma).
- IT Certification and PM Certification.
- Minimum of 2 years of technical experience.
- Basic electrical knowledge.
- Computer literacy and analytical skills.
Join the WAVE Family
WAVE offers a unique opportunity to be part of a team that is actively working to address one of West Africa’s most pressing challenges – youth unemployment. If you are passionate, creative, and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people, consider joining the WAVE family.
To apply for any of these positions, simply send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title as the subject of the email. Don’t miss the chance to be part of an organization that is shaping the future of West African youth and bridging the gap in youth employment. Join WAVE today and be part of the solution