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ONE Champions Program 2020 for Young Nigerians (Apply for one-year volunteer program)

The ONE Champions program is a one-year volunteer program which is entering its 5th year in Nigeria and we’re looking for passionate campaigners to join the 2020 cohort.

Application Deadline: 6th April 2020

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To be Taken at (Country): Nigeria

About the Award: This is a voluntary program where ONE will recruit, train, and support 50 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.

Type: Job (volunteer)


  • A passion for our 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 organizational 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 initiative
  • Only applicants who are between the ages of 18 and 35 will be considered

Number of Awards: 50

Value of Award: This is a fantastic opportunity to impact your community, country and the world working with a highly-visible, mission-driven ONE supporters 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.

  • A fantastic opportunity and network to make significant impact in your community and the world working with a high visible, mission-driven organisation in an incredible,supportive environment.
  • Trainings on grassroots campaigning and advocacy
  • Gain experience on the practical side of campaigning
  • Opportunities to engage with policy makers
  • Receive a ONE certificate of appreciation/completion
  • Exposure and opportunity to represent ONE at both local and international conferences.

Duration of Award: 1 year

How to Apply:

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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