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Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization.
Creative has been in Nigeria since 2004, and is currently accepting applications from senior and mid-level candidates for long-
term positions for an anticipated agriculture value chain and competitiveness development program in Nigeria.
The Northern Education Initiative Plus project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.
The Communications Officer will manage the public affairs and information operations of the Northern Education Initiative Plus in Bauchi, Sokoto and the head office in Abuja.
Reporting & Supervision
This position is located in Abuja, with frequent travel to Bauchi and Sokoto States and covers a period from June- August, 2018The position holder reports to the Chief of Party.
Creates and implements communications outreach activities for the dissemination of information on project activitiesCreates and implements public relations programs to release positive publicity about the program through various media.
Advises and counsels program on public relations techniques impacting program activities including potential problems and opportunities in the various communities servedPromotes communication to the USAID Mission about the project for dissemination on Mission web pages or to other USAID Missions and to HQ for publication in quarterly newsletters and webWrites news releases, success stories, daily reports, weekly reports, quarterly reports, and other project documents.
Key Areas of Accountability During the Period
With technical direction from the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party, provide editorial inputs and design to the project's third quarterly report for submission to USAIDOrganize a high profile activity within the USAID Mission to improve visibility for the project and promote recently produced community outreach videosWork with thematic leads to promote outreach messages using produced edutainment resources such as videos, Interactive Voice Mobile Messages, posters and radio spotsWorking closely with the media producer, produce radio edutainment drama promoting enrollment, retention and transition in formal and non-
formal schools for broadcast on radio stations in Bauchi and Sokoto states,Produce bi-weekly newsletters keeping stakeholders and partners of the project informed of progress and update on activitiesTrain Civil Society Organizations to use media resources and other ICT innovation for community outreach activitiesVisit states regularly to collate success stories on the project for widespread disseminationWork collaboratively with other thematic leads to provide communications support when necessary including attending events and activities.
Required Skills & Qualifications
Undergraduate Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Communications, English, Journalism or related fieldMinimum of 5 years proven experience in Journalism, Publishing, or related area.
Ability to use standard computer and software applications : Advanced MS Word, Advanced Power Point, Advanced MS Publisher, intermediate ExcelAbility to work independently, within a team environmentMust be highly organized, able to prioritize assignments and meet deadlinesThe ideal candidate must have a great deal of initiativeand integrity, an understanding and / or interest in the work of NEI Plus Project, and a balance of creative, technical, and interpersonal skills.
Method of Application
Applicants should send their comprehensive Resume with brief Cover Letter as ONE MS Word document or PDF to : Please specify the position in the subject line of the email.
Note : Only finalists will be, please contacted. No phone calls.
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