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sydani graduate internship program

Company Background

Sydani Initiative for International Development is a dynamic, fast-growing management consulting firm that specializes in the design and delivery of sustainable high-impact solutions to complex health and social challenges. We work with governments, corporations, investors, NGOs, foundations, communities, and other development partners to formulate strategies and implement solutions that create lasting health and social benefits for the population. With our team of high-performing consultants and a global network of technical advisors, Sydani has earned a solid brand reputation among its clients, competitors, and partners

Programme Description

The Sydani Graduate Internship Programme presents a unique opportunity for exceptional graduates from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to kick-off their careers in management consulting or develop marketable skills for any work environment. It is designed to provide a stimulating experience for young individuals to develop leadership traits, gain hands-on practical experience in consulting and acquire technical skills that position you for high performance. As a graduate intern at Sydani, you will be assigned responsibilities on specific components of a project where you will work with and be mentored by Sydani consultants in a fast-paced learning environment.

Sydani graduate internships are usually three to six months long. All interns are guaranteed exposure to real life challenges in the workplace along with the analytical rigor and critical thinking that goes into solving them.

The Programme offers:

  1. An opportunity to make real impact solving real life problems
  2. A learning environment to improve your problem-solving capabilities and refine your thought-process, working with seasoned consultants
  3. A platform to stay informed, and ahead of your peers through close interactions with our team of seasoned consultants and ever-expanding network of industry experts
  4. A monthly stipend

More than just an opportunity to boost your resume, there is a potential to launch a career at Sydani as majority of our high-performing interns receive merit/performance-based offers for full-time positions. Our interns are assigned to projects based on their areas of interest and availability of vacancies on those projects. We currently have six Sydani GIP vacancies.


Role Summary

Title: Graduate Intern, Programmes

Reports to: Associate

Job location: Abuja

Travel requirements: Less than 30%

Role Description

The Intern, Programmes will work with the Associate and the rest of the project team to develop project work plans and ensure excellent execution of activities and quality outputs within planned timelines and scope. S/he will oversee any operational aspects and logistics related to the execution of activities and support the development of relevant project tools and templates. The Intern will be responsible for collection, analysis. and dissemination of relevant project data to guide the team in effective decision-making. As part of the Sydani team, the Intern will be required to participate in organizational problem solving and capacity building sessions for continuous learning and performance improvement.

Required Competencies

Eligible candidates should:

  1. Have recently graduated from a reputable university with a bachelor’s degree in the health or social sciences, engineering, or related fields and not less than a GPA of 2:1 (A Master’s degree would be an advantage)
  2. Have completed the mandatory 1-year NYSC programme
  3. Possess a minimum of basic proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  4. Have strong proficiency in verbal and written English
  5. Possess good analytical skills, and attention to detail
  6. Be a self-starter, result-oriented, and able to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced work environment

Experience working in management consulting would be an advantage.

Performance management

For performance management and accountability, the intern will work with the Associate and Engagement Manager to develop and agree on project-specific scope of work, results framework, workplan, and deliverables. These would inform the development of KPIs to be tracked for performance review and improvement.

Application instructions

  1. Interested and qualified candidates should apply on with an up-to-date CV 
  2. The CV must include email addresses and phone numbers of 2 professional referees who can speak to your work ethics and capabilities
  3. Candidates are encouraged to only apply if they meet the eligibility criteria specified above

Application deadline

Friday, February 05, 2020

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