Digital Explorers programme

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Location (s):

  • Lithuania

Overview

Digital Explorers is a career advancement programme for Nigerian digital talents. It consists of a paid 1 year work placement and emerging technologies training in Lithuania - a vibrant and ever-growing European ICT hub - and reintegration support in Nigeria upon return.

Details

The programme connects Nigerian Digital Talents (developers, digital creatives, and biz devs) and one of Europe’s most impressive up-and-coming ICT ecosystems for unexpected partnerships and mutual growth.

Digital Explorers from Nigeria can choose the type of training they receive, the company they will work in, and really experience the local ICT culture from the inside. All with a supportive and encouraging team of Nigerian and Lithuanian experts by their side.

At the end of the journey

We expect Digital Explorers to return home with pockets full of valuable experiences, their own business ideas and new-found professional links between the two countries.

Digital Explorers will:

  • Gain paid employment in Nigeria's ICT sector
  • Start their companies or startups
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and network between the countries
  • Freelance or work
    remotely internationally 

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for Digital Explorers with different skills sets, whether you are a developer, a biz dev within the ICT sector, or looking to express yourself creatively, do apply! Regardless of the technology you are most proficient with, or the coding language of your preference, apply to be part of the pool of the most talented!

Eligibility Criteria

You should apply to become Digital Explorer if:

You are a Nigerian ICT specialist who currently lives in Nigeria.

You have at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience. But 10 years of experience is also fine :)

You have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in any field from an accredited tertiary institution or, alternatively, at least 5 years of relevant work experience.

You are strongly motivated to be a part of Digital Explorers programme.

You are able to participate in the whole selection process if shortlisted.

You are able to relocate to Lithuania in July to spend one full year as part of the programme.

Please note, as you move along the selection process, you would need to have an international passport by the 1st of May, 2019.


Dates:

Deadline: April 01, 2019


Cost/funding for participants:

Your flight tickets Nigeria-Lithuania-Nigeria will be covered by the programme.

You will be paid a salary by the company where you will be employed. Your salary will be in line with prevailing standards for your employment level in ICT sector in Lithuania.

You will be provided with a 2-month accommodation once you arrive in Lithuania (with costs covered). After the 2-month period, you will be responsible for the accommodation which your salary will be able to cover, however, the programme team will assist you in finding a place to live.

You will be entitled to benefits accruing to a full-time staff with the company where you will be working in line with the tenets of your visa.

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