Recognizing that many students are frequently involved in several humanitarian engagements and social developmental activities across various campuses and academic communities; helping in transformational change campaigns as humanitarian advocates, hence the Institute for Humanitarian Studies and Social Development  has decided to honor a diversity of academic students as Ambassadors in Federal Universities, State Universities, Federal Colleges of Education, State Colleges of Education, Federal Polytechnics, State Polytechnics, Private Universities, and Private Polytechnics in Nigeria.

Selected applicants for this category would be expected to head and operate within their academic institution embarking on various on/off campus projects and assignments. This SPECIAL STUDENT AMBASSADOR will be in charge of creating and heading up a humanitarian-volunteers club in their institution.


These positions are for students who have demonstrated significant individual contributions to their social environment and academic community through distinguished university-public engagement on humanitarianism. University-public engagement is defined as organized and sustained activity that applies the expertise of a faculty and academic profession of a student beyond the campus and into local, state, national and non-profit public arenas to benefit humanity. Engagement or service resulting in personal monetary gain is not considered public service. Some of the engagements that make a student eligible as a humanitarian ambassador of the institute are:

  • Assisting Academic/Non-Academic Communities On Social Developmental Challenges And Humanitarian Assistance While Also Liaison And Networking With Non-Profit Sector And Other Stakeholders;
  • Conducting Short Or Long Term Social Or Humanitarian Research In Collaboration With Community Partners In Which Both The Campus And The Community Entities Accrue Benefits;
  • Creating And Sustaining Partnerships With Organizations Such As Schools And Businesses, Local Governments, Local Clubs And Community Based Organizations, Or Public Agencies Around Critical Issues;
  • Ability To Organize And Engage Students In Humanitarian Services And Peace Education Within And Outside The School Community; And Establish And Lead A Functional Humanitarian-Peace Education Clubs In The Campus With Active Membership Of The Student Population.



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  • All Shortlisted Honorary Ambassadors/Special Envoys Shall Be Given Letter Of Appointment/Designation, Customized Insignia And Special Plate Numbers For Vehicles; Certificate And Identity Card Issued By The Institute’s Governing Council And Partners.
  • The Position Holders Would Receive Automatic Fellowship Certification And Gold Medal As Distinguished Humanitarian Fellows Of IHSD While Also Serving As Honorary Consultants On Peace Education, Child’s Rights And Protection Advocates; And Even After Serving Out The Term, The Fellowship Position Shall Remain For Life In Accordance With IHSD Laws.
  • The Position Bearers Would Be Accorded International Recognition By ‘Hope For Children’ CRC Policy Center In Cyprus, The UN And Other Partnering Agencies And Government In The Vanguard Of Humanitarianism.
  • Opportunities For National And International Travels For Humanitarian Gathering And Exchange Programmes; Making The Voice Heard And Counts.
  • The Position Will Serve As A Platform To Leverage On For Self-Improvement, Social Status Enhancement And Opportunity To Relate With Key Actors In The Humanitarian World While Receiving Recognition As A Worthy Stakeholder.
  • Humanitarian Merit Award Will Be Awarded To Ambassador Who Has Performed Creditably.
  • Recognition Letter/Certificate From Hope For Children (CRC Policy Center) In Cyprus Will Be Awarded To Ambassador As Child’s Protection Advocate; Promoting The UN Convention On The Rights Of The Child


Interested candidates should send their detailed CV (not more than 4 pages) and a separate summary of narrative humanitarian profile (not more than 2 pages) showing your experiences and accomplishment in public, community and humanitarian services;

  • Make Payment Of Your Application Processing/ Form Fee Of N5, 000 (With Your Full Name) To Zenith Bank, 1012386061, Institute For Humanitarian Studies And Social Development. Send Evidence Of Payment To This WhatsApp Number: 08181100041 Or 08023686143 For You To Obtain A Valid Application Number -VAN
  • Complete And Submit Your Online Application Form Via Www.Ihsd-Ng.Org
  • For Applicants Of Honorary Humanitarian Ambassadors – Gold (Special Envoys), Kindly Include In Your Submission, A Photo Portrait, Letter Of Recommendation From A Former Or Serving Federal Permanent Secretary, Commissioner, Judges, Justices, Minster, First Class Traditional Rulers Or A Professor Or Any Other Citizen Of Renowned Accomplishments. The Ambassadors-Silver/Bronze Should Submit The Same Requirements As Above But With Recommendation Letter From Such Personalities At The State Level, While The Ambassadors-Diamond Should Submit Same Requirements With Recommendation Letter From The Head Of Their Institution, Dean Of Students Affairs Or Head Of Department (HOD).
  • Include A Letter Of Motivation (Between 200-250 Words) Stating Your Reason For Applying And Why You Feel You Are Qualified For The Position And What You Intend To Bring Onboard As Well As Burning Humanitarian Issues You Wish To Use Your Position Address During Your One-Year Of Service.
  • Send All Application Supporting Documents To Ihsdsec@Yahoo.Com Where Applicable, Please Include Links To Online Materials Or Projects Related To Individual Applicant Including Social Media, Websites And Online Resources.


  • At The Time Of Submission Of Nominations For Award, The Award Category Under Which The Submission Is To Be Considered May Be Indicated. However, It Would Be Prerogative Of The Review Committee To Decide The Category To Which A Given Submission Can Be Treated For The Purpose Of Selection For The Award.
  • Nominations Received After Last Date Will Not Be Accepted Under Any Circumstances. Incomplete Submissions Not Complying With The Directions Or Guidelines Detailed Herein Would Not Be Considered.
  • Applicant Who Sends In Form And Documents Without Evidence Of Payment Or The Indication Of VAN Number Would Be Summarily Rejected.
  • All Additional Documents Required Are To Be Scanned Copies In PDF Versions.