Communication Officer - Abuja

Wednesday, 13 March 2013
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City: Abuja, Federal Capital Territory


Contact name Rhizome

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Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) is established to provide support for socio-economic development programs in the Niger Delta. The foundation will be planning, developing, and funding programs in partnership with other donors and implementing organizations from the public and private sector. PIND seeks to create a dynamic, multi-stakeholder partnership that takes full advantage of the synergies involving diverse organizations and interests.
Job Location: Abuja
Communications Officer
Key Responsibilities
•Assist in coordinating PIND’s communication to internal and external stakeholders
•Maintain and monitor progress of PIND’s communications plan
•Coordinate public relations events and activities
•Assist in preparing PIND’s communications products including newsletters, brochures, factsheets, presentations, quarterly/annual reports
•Assist in coordinating the content and development of PIND’s website
•Gather photos and stories of interest from PIND’s programs to use in PIND publications
•Assist in coordinating communications strategies, policies and press releases with donor and program partners
•Develop and maintain a contact database of PIND internal and external stakeholders for communications and distribution of communication products
Educational qualification
A good first degree in Mass Communication or any other relevant Field in Social Sciences or Humanities.
Knowledge, skills & experience
•At least 2years experience in coordinating and implementing communications plans for NGO’s, donor agency or research organization in Nigeria
•Strong communications skills both written and verbal are essential
•Good IT skills are required including experience in producing newsletters (i.e. page design, layout and editing) using desktop publishing programs
•Ability to make complex decisions within tight timescales whilst working with minimal supervision
•Strong network of contacts amongst media organizations
Method of Application
Application and CV’s with the job title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail should be sent to; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applicants from any of the 9 states in the Niger Delta will be given a priority over other applicants.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 22nd, 2013