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APPLY: 2023 Click-On Kaduna Data Science Fellowship Program For Young Nigerians

Click-On Kaduna Data Science Fellowship is part of the Kaduna State’s Data Revolution Plan aimed at strengthening the coordination in the collection and use of data for evidence based decision making.

The Data Lab Project is jointly implemented by the Kaduna State Government, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Natview Foundation for Technology Innovation.

It is a 5-year project aimed at supporting the State in implementing the Data Revolution Plan, with a core objective of developing human capital around data science and the use of data for decision making.

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Scholarship Summary

  • Host: Kaduna State Govenment | Bill & Milinda Gate Foundation | NFTI
  • Category: Training | Fellowships
  • Eligible Country: Nigeria 
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship 
  • Deadline: July 21, 2023
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Details:

The Data Science Fellowship Programme over the period of 5 years, would be building the capacity of 100 youths in cohorts. The first cohort of the fellowship successfully trained 30 young people on Data Science and the use of modern tools in decision making.

The 6-months programme with a focus on the health sector would have 3-months intensive training in a classroom learning environment and a 3-months paid internship; where participants would have an opportunity to work closely within the Amina J. Mohammed SDGs Data Lab under the Kaduna State Bureau of Statistics.

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Requirements:

To be considered for the program, you must:

  • Age: 18yrs – 35yrs except for exceptional cases
  • Location: The State of residence must be in Kaduna
  • Academic Qualifications: Graduate of Tertiary Institutions in any of the STEMS courses particularly: Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Physical Sciences, and any other health related discipline. Undergraduates within the STEM fields identified who are doing their 6months to 1 year Internships are also encouraged to apply.
  • Competency Level: We are looking for people with the following skills:
    1. Basic Computer Knowledge
    2. Basic Knowledge around using Data & Understanding of Microsoft Excel
    3. Problem Solving Skills
    4. Communication Skills(Written and Verbal English)
  • Gender: 50% gender balancing and distribution will be considered during selection process.

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Duration and Reward

Participants of the programme will benefit from the following:

  • A chance to upgrade your skills and develop a career in the most sought after industry in the world.
  • An opportunity to work with a team of public policy experts, Data Analysts to contribute to development planning, public policy, and use of data for evidence based decision making in the Health Sector.
  • 6 months fully paid internship programme with industry leaders and stakeholders within the health sector.
  • Model data using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools within the Amina J. Mohammed SDGs Data Lab.
  • Build a sustainable network within the Data Science Ecosystem.

Note

  • Everyone who is selected will hear from us by the 9th Aug., 2023 An announcement will be made on the Click-On Kaduna Data Science Fellowship Programme website and all Click-On Kaduna Data Science Fellowship Programme social media handles; furthermore all applicants will receive a notification by e-mail.

Timeline:

  • July 1st , 2023 – Applications open
  • July 21st, 2023 – Applications close
  • July 24th – July 27th – Review of applications and selection of successful participants
  • July 29th – Computer Based Testing
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th Aug. – One-on-One Interview
  • 9th Aug – Successful participants are informed
  • 16th Aug. – Induction/Orientation for participants
  • 21st Aug. – Classes starts

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below. Following the steps stated below is quite important 

  • Step 1: Fill and Submit the application form
  • Step 2: You will receive an email with an activation link
  • Step 3: Click the activation link to activate your profile
  • Step 4: Create a new password then Login to your profile
  • Step 5: Write an easy of not more than 250 words. Why you should be selected for the programme, and Upload a valid means of identification (i.e Voters card, National ID Card, Driver’s License or International Passport) NB: Image type should be .jpg
  • Step 6: Upload a video of not more than 2 minutes telling us what make you stand out
  • Step 7: You will get a confirmation status of your application
  • Step 8: If successful, then you will be contacted to take a Computer Based Test
  • Step 9: If successful, then you will be contacted to attend a One on One Interview with the Selection Panel.
  • Step 10: Join the Second Cohort for the Fellowship Programme

Deadline: July 21, 2023

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