URGENT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
SENIOR COMMUNICATION OFFICER
Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE is soliciting for a Senior Communication Officer to fill the job vacancy in a USAID funded project called Local Partner initiatives for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (LOPIN) Project ’.
WEWE wishes to recruit a talented and God fearing Senior Communication Officer who believes in local organisations and in the ingenuity of the Nigerian and that the best of Nigeria can be better than the rest.
The candidate must be an individual who has a passion to work with vulnerable children in helping to increase WEWE’s visibility and promote the LOPIN 2 project impact by facilitating effective communication processes around our project states and through our online / media platforms and beyond
The candidate must be an individual who has a passion to work with vulnerable children in helping to increase WEWE’s visibility and promote the LOPIN 2 project impact by facilitating effective communication processes around our project states and through our online / media platforms.
Position Summary : The Senior Communications Officer will work closely with the Communications Officer to ensure relevant and current information is circulated to all teams and stakeholders through effective, innovative and creative communication processes.
Key Duties & Responsibilities :
Identifying and effectively communicating project success by developing success stories, case studies, short documentaries
Update and maintain WEWE’s website, social media platforms and blogs
Engage with mainstream media (Electronic and Print) to increase WEWE’s visibility and promote project impact
Edit technical and scientific documents and articles (proofreading, copying, designing, line editing and substantive editing)
Desktop design and layout of technical documents in compliance with donor branding and marking requirements
Coordinate Outreach and events with experience in developing press release, media coverage, press fact sheets, developing scene setters, liaise with US Embassy public affairs units and manage print, radio and TV media relation journalists and website information management
Organize external senior management meetings, coordinate and manage protocol for high delegation meetings and manage press for public interviews for WEWE LOPIN management
Coordinate staff meetings, prepare agendas and takes minutes of meetings as required.
A Postgraduate or equivalent professional certification and a University degree with a First or Second Class Upper Division (2.
1) in English, Linguistics, mass communication, journalism, or any social science related fields.
Must have a minimum of 3 years post NYSC experience in a reputable Organization in a similar role
Extremely strong computer skills, with knowledge of relevant publishing softwares such as but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite (Ms.
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Desktop Publishing (Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, PDF, illustrator, InDesign CorelDraw
Experience in Media Production (including audio and video documentary Adobe Media Suite), Social Media Campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn), Website Design and Content Management (Joomla, Word Press, Professional Photography with ability to use graphics)
Extremely strong in written and oral English language with research writing skills
Superior oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on creative approaches, attention to detail and efficient delivery methods.
Experienced on USAID projects in the role of a Senior Communications Officer position or similar capacity will be an added advantage