Researcher

Geography and/or Geology, Humanities, Social Sciences
Lithuania
Vilnius
Period: 
30 Jul, 2019 to 31 Dec, 2019
Deadline: 
31 Oct, 2019

General information

Duration: 
3 months
Commitment: 
3-4 days per week
Description: 

 

Join the Journey with AfriKo!

 

If you have ever wondered about being part of a unicorn team, AfriKo might be the right choice for you.

 

In startup world, ‘unicorn’ is a company valued at over $1 billion. We like to think of AfriKo as a non-profit unicorn - though we haven’t reached that value yet, the organization is growing exponentially. We are a research and consultancy centre busy making and analysing unexpected connections between Lithuania and African countries.

Our most recent achievement - Digital Explorers initiative - facilitates relations between Lithuanian and Nigerian ICT sectors. The EU’s funded pilot sets a stage for creating career enhancement opportunities for Nigerian tech developers through work placement in Lithuanian ICT companies. 

 

We offer:

❖ Possibility to be a part of making unexpected connection between Lithuania and Nigeria via Digital Explorers programme

❖ Opportunity to contribute to brand new research area – EU-Baltic-Africa relationships

❖ Sincere interest in making you part of our team not only for a short period, but also in the long run

❖ Freedom for creativity and possibility to take more responsibilities once you feel ready

❖ Access to interesting bunch of people we work with both in Lithuania and countries across the globe

 

We expect that you:

❖ Know that Africa is not a country... and a little bit beyond

❖ Have slightly disruptive mindset and are not interested in working on mainstream development projects

❖ Don’t want to save Africa, but instead develop new ideas on how to engage with people (not animals) from

some of the countries in this huge continent

❖ Have great communication skills and consider yourself a problem solver

 

Lukas Ivanauskas, Head of Research Department at AfriKo: AfriKo is a stage for creative and passionate individuals who are problem solvers instead of passive observers. What I value the most about my internship at AfriKo is a real chance to make a difference and transform my aspirations into reality.

 

WE KINDLY INFORM THAT ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS WHO COULD PHISICALLY BE IN LITHUANIA FOR AT LEAST 3 MONTHS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

You can find more information about AfriKo: www.afriko.lt ; https://www.facebook.com/AfriKoCentras/

Compensation: 
No financial compensation

Additional Information

Anticipated period of duration has to be perceived as a formality. Concrete date of beginning and end of internship depends on an individual case.
Attachment: 
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Independent User B2