2020 ONE Champions Program in Nigeria for young emerging Leaders

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.

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.

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.

In this Role, You will

ONE Champions will have access to a range of campaign and advocacy tool and activities and will receive support to design and develop their own action plans with the ONE team. They will be expected to deliver a range of actions, including but not limited to:

Meet with decision-makers, movers and shakers
Use social media to raise awareness and create change
Encouraging the public to take online and in-person campaign actions
Develop analyses and write-ups on key issues
Help to plan and deliver strategic personalities to lobby in your consistuency
Partner with our team to plan events and social media activities

Help ONE identify strategic media institutions to target in order to maximize publicity

Assist in the mobilization of supporters in Nigeria
Raise ONE’s profile in your community


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.


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 policymakers

Receive a ONE certificate of appreciation/completion

Exposure and opportunity to represent ONE at both local and international conferences.



How to apply:
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, kindly visit the link below to apply

Click here to apply for the 2020 ONE Champions Program

Application Deadline:6 April 2020

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