Vacancy: Communications and Information Technology (IT) Officer

BACKGROUND

In view of its quest for expansion, productivity and actualization of its strategic plan and Program objectives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is currently searching for competent, experienced, resourceful and proactive officers to join its team and fill the following positions

Job Position:  Communications and Information Technology (IT) Officer

Industry type: NGO

Job Location: Abuja.

Contract term: Full Time

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree or HND in Information Communication, Computer Science or any other related field.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in Communication and Media as well as IT
  • Quality experience in the use of social media and digital platforms.
  • Knowledge on the use of design software such as InDesign and Photoshop
  • Higher qualification in Communication and Media would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience as a Communications and Media practitioner with any Government entity/agency or NGO is an asset.
  • Exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to operate with little or no supervision.
  • Good team building qualities with excellent writing skills.
  • He/she must be highly computer literate with a good knowledge of all Micro Soft office tools as well as effective handling and operation of online tools and portals.
  • Good visibility enhancement skills and Ability to engage actively via social media.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of the organisation’s Communications Strategy.
  • Provide support to the Director and all Heads of Department on all communication activities.
  • Lead in the development and dissemination of communication prints and audiovisual materials.
  • Handle media monitoring and develop regular media reports from monitoring data.
  • Provide media relations support for all staff of the organisation including responding to requests and gathering input for talking points.
  • Draft press releases, statements and success stories of the organisation.
  • Provide support for the organisation’s public campaigns and events.
  • Lead in managing the organisation’s digital platforms.
  • Assist in Design and creation of social media content as well as content for all communication channels (website, social media, Basecamp, Mailchimp, Adobe Creative e.t.c)
  • Support in planning, monitoring and reporting of communication activities.
  • Participate on behalf of the organisation in work related external communication groups.
  • Assist the program unit in implementing planned communications activities.
  • Maintain library/ database of reference materials, photos and videos of the activities.
  • Provide support to enhancing visibility for all the programs and activities.
  • Support in the production of the Newsletters, Annual reports and editorial series for Publications.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Director or his/her designate.

Core Values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Hardwork

Competencies

  • Effective Communication
  • Being action-oriented, self motivated, responsible and willing to take initiative.
  • Good stakeholder engagement and knowledge of donor relationship management.
  • Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functions.
  • Knowledge of social media and communication strategies and methods;
  • Ability to communicate with clarity of expression and a good command of English language.
  • Good event planning and execution skills;
  • Ability to identify relevant events and stories and communicate them to a mass audience;
  • Good multimedia skills. (Radio, TV etc)
  • Having an eye for detail and ability to work under work pressure and meet deadlines.

Method of Application

Applicants for the respective positions above must email their CVs (Max 3 pages, Word or pdf) and a letter of expression of interest to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using the “Name and Job title” as the subject of the mail. Two (2) writing samples, each no longer than 5 pages.

Applications Deadline:  19th March 2021

Further Notes:

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • Subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for.