Location : Kebbi / Sokoto
Job Type : Contract Full Time
Tenure : 10 Months (Renewable)
The Advocacy and Communications Specialist provides overall leadership, coordination and strategic direction to our advocacy and communications work.
S / he will be responsible for identifying priority concerns and opportunities for advocacy and communications, strengthening the integration of advocacy into our programmes, raising visibility and influence, and guiding advocacy.
Strengthen and support community platforms to provide the building blocks to support community-based reconciliation and reintegration.
Furthermore, the strengthening of these platforms is part of a longer-term process to help communities develop the skills to manage dialogue and foster deep listening, which should create an enabling environment for other community grievances and injustices to be raised and addressed.
Lead and support the information dissemination through context-appropriate media, to provide communities with information on the rehabilitation, reconciliation, and reintegration processes aimed at increased transparency, proactively managing expectations, and building trust.
Monitoring, planning, implementation and management of the relevant grants including the USAID grants, develop work-plans, monitor implementation and prepare donor reports.
Participate in the monthly coordination meetings on project implementation, successes and challenges and contribute to the way forward to achieve the intended results.
Manage the projects website and knowledge management portal (KMP), as well as its various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.
Provide technical development, support, management, and oversight of all media-related activities implemented under the program.
Work closely with technical staff and partners to develop story line ideas and related online content on program activities and achievements.
A bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism or any other related filed.
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in implementing community based social reintegration and experience on community mobilization and engagement and social cohesion is required.
Ability to conceptualize ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form, innovative, plan and execute ideas is required.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge in Hausa is an added advantage
Experience with graphic design software and website design highly preferred.