- Organization: Child Protection and Peer Learning Initiative (CPPLI)
- Project title: Vote Note Fight Campaign (Election No Be War) – North-east Region
- Location: Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Gombe, and Bauchi
- Slots: 6 State coordinators/volunteers
- Duration: 5 months (September 2022 until January 2023)
- Reporting to: Program Officer
Overview of CPPLI
Child Protection and Peer Learning Initiative (CPPLI) is a human-centered social development not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian National Non-Governmental Organization (NNGO) that was established and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in June 2010 with the sole aim of ensuring that less privilege and vulnerable children (particularly girls) and women as well as populations affected by humanitarian emergencies have access and attain a quality life and education through building sustainable partnership with government agencies, UN-agencies, communities, individuals and other stakeholders in obtaining mechanisms and resources to achieve its aim and focus. The organization focuses on Protection, Health, Nutrition, Education, and Governance. Being a national and local organization, CPPLI is geographically operating in Northeast Nigeria with tremendous technical expertise in working in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (BAY) states due to its well understanding of the cultural dynamics and change in the context of the communities in the BAY states.
Background of the project
The Vote Not Fight; Election No Be War Campaign is designed to increase the participation of young people in the northeast’s political and electoral process by promoting nonviolent and constructive youth engagement with political stakeholders, electoral umpire, security agencies, and other stakeholders, Pre-election, during, and post-election period.
Objectives of the VNF campaign
- To secure candidates and youth leaders’ commitments and compliance to nonviolent campaigning and peaceful conduct of the 2023 general elections.
- To reduce the incidents of electoral violence and vote buying during the 2023 general elections through community organizing, and civic and voter education.
- To increase youth voter turnout during the 2023 general elections through peer-to-peer youth awareness creation and sensitization.
Scope of work
The volunteers will work closely with CPPLI and other VNF partners across the country to deliver on the scheduled tasks and results. During the engagement, the tasks would include:
- High-level engagement with high profiled individuals within their state levels
- Volunteers are expected to have a direct influence on groups specifically youth groups, women groups, religious groups, and other networks that could drive the goals of the VNF Campaign across the northeast region.
- Maintain communication and mobilization of and with youth groups and networks
- Monitor, and report activity and task to VNF Northeast partner (CPPLI).
- Establish connections with local groups and networks.
- Conduct rallies and step-down training at state levels using IEC materials.
Volunteers for the VNF campaigns across the Northeastern region are expected to possess special requirements such as;
- Ability to engage with high profiled individuals within their state levels
- Possess a direct influence on groups specifically youth groups, women groups, religious groups, and other networks that could drive the goals of the VNF Campaign across the northeast region.
- Possess good communication and mobilization skills.
- Has the highest level of priority for the Vote Not Fight Campaign objectives stated overleaf.
- H/she is conversant with the terrain and locality of the state under the Northeast region for the VNF campaign.
- H/she possesses the ability to communicate and understand the local dialect
- H/she is youth inclined and is conversant with the National Youth and Women Agenda
In order to achieve the above-specified objectives, CPPLI expects the respective state coordinators to possess the following expertise and qualifications.
- Prospective volunteers MUST be young people (18 – 35 years).
- Prospective volunteers MUST be nonpartisan.
- Prospective volunteers MUST reside in the state/LGA where they are being recruited to promote the VNF
- Prospective volunteers MUST have good knowledge of the terrain in their state/LGAs.
- Prospective volunteers MUST be passionate about peaceful, free, fair, and credible elections.
- Prospective volunteers MUST NOT be a member or part of any para-military organization (Government and Non-Governmental).
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in advocacy, organizing, and voter education shall be an added advantage for applicants.
- Prospective State Coordinators/volunteers should have good public speaking skills and networks across all wards in their state/LGAs.
- Prospective volunteers should be creative.
- Prospective volunteers MUST be reliable, committed, and available to undertake all Vote Not Fight activities in their state/LGAs.
- Prospective volunteers MUST have a broad knowledge of the political and socio-cultural activities in their states/LGAs to enable them to leverage them to promote the campaign.
Qualifications and Experience
A minimum of BSc/HND/ND/NCE with at least 2 years of experience In advocacy and community organizing.
Duration of assignment.
The VNF campaign shall engage state coordinators and volunteers at the state level for a period of 5 months.
There is no monthly salary for the VNF Zonal state coordinators/volunteers, however, the campaign will provide monthly stipends for the period of engagement outlined above.
In compliance with the NCDC Guidelines for COVID-19, the State coordinators/volunteers must ensure the following:
- Ensure that the NCDC protocols on Mass Gathering are clearly communicated to participants during interviews, rallies, and campaigns.
- Monitor and enforce compliance to the protocol on mask-wearing, hand sanitizing, and adequate spacing among participants during campaigns and rallies according to NCDC and CPPLI Covid-19 protocols.
Method of Application
All interested candidates who wish to make a change and contribute to the VNF campaign goals should indicate their interest via this APPLICATION LINK. The application letter and CV should be attached as separate documents.
This application will be open until 12th August 2022. APPLICATION RECEIVED after 12th August 2022 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. WOMEN AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
For any difficulties encountered during the course of your application on the website, please reach out to this number; 07034759363: or send a support mail to email@example.com
NB: Please, no unsolicited calls or calls for a plea or special considerations. CPPLI is an equal opportunity organization and as such envisages transparency for all its recruitment processes.
Thanks, and best of luck!