Admin/Volunteers

Cat 1. Fieldwork

We seek academic scholars and professionals (Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike) who are doing projects among Ijaw countryside in Nigeria, or who reside in those areas. All backgrounds–including social sciences and humanities–are welcome.

Role: Volunteers gather information on Ijaw heritage, culture, social and political history, present and past, and other ethno- and anthropological information.

Instruction: No limit on information; any information relevant to Ijaw culture/history/politics and people welcome.

Required skills: Avid and fast learner, Report writing skills, Fieldwork and interview and communication skills.

Media/Recorders

Cat 2. Publications

We seek individuals with an avid passion for documenting events and history. All backgrounds–including social sciences and humanities–are welcome.

Role: These persons will help with gathering audio/visual materials on Ijaw heritage people. Volunteers may reside any in Nigeria (Yenegoa is added advantage) elsewhere; must have access to an electronic recording device

Instruction: No limit on information; any information relevant to Ijaw culture/history/politics and people welcome.

Required skills: Flexible, Familiar with web use (email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Ark Project

Cat 3. Software developers/programmers

We seek scientists–roboticists, programmers and software developers– who are proficient with information system technology apparatuses and functionalities.

Role: This Cat. help develops products from available and researched materials  Ijaw heritage and people. Volunteers may reside anywhere in the world. Must have access to a computer and required software.

Instruction: Proficiency in more than one programming language is added advantage.

Required skills: Proficient in any of the following: PHP, JavaScript, Lisp, Prolog, Python, Objective-C, Ruby, Perl, C, C++ and C#, SQL, and Swift

Social media related tasks

Cat 4.  Human Resource/Public Relations

We seek 3 to 4 persons who are interested in helping out in the Ijaw Project public communications unit.

Required skills:

Knowledge of and proficiency in new social media mechanics, Ijaw history, culture and heritage, basic computer and design skills

Partnership/Collaboration

This project seeks the support of individuals with reaching out.

Institutional support from colleges, institutes, universities, sociocultural groups, and organizations; local and international contacts/connection.

INCENTIVES

All positions are on a volunteer basis.  Although there are other non-financial incentives in the work, we offer no financial compensations whatsoever.  Your volunteering with this project is a demonstration of your love for it and desire for its success.

To Join: Email volunteeer@ijawproject.org and state the Category which you are interested in!

Other ways you can support:

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