Communications Specialist


Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI) is a not-for-profit organization that serves as the Technical Partner of the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) in Nigeria. DDI seeks an enthusiastic Communications Specialist to manage its internal and external communications for an initial period of one year, but may be renewable. The Communications Specialist will be based in our Abuja office.

Qualification and Experience

  1. At least 5-year experience working as public relations, communications, or advocacy personnel at the national or international level.
  2. Master's degree in media studies, journalism, publishing, public affairs, copywriting, communications, marketing, advertising or related fields.
  3. Strong research, analysis, editing and interviewing skills
  4. Portfolio that reflects creative copywriting proficiencies
  5. Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization, NGO, or think tank will be of advantage.
  6. Excellent knowledge of office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is highly desirable.
  7. Excellent command of English language.

 

How to Apply

This position is closed.

Responsibilities

Job Description

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Communications Specialist will:

  • Take the lead in developing a Communications Strategy, Policy and Plan.
  • Develop consistent communications tools and materials for use.
  • Use monitoring, evaluation and learning evidence information for communications purposes.
  • Assist in the development of appropriate measures to better track the communication of performance, results and learning.
  • Design and write creative copy content for internal and external publications: speeches, presentations, media messaging, newsletters, website content, editorial-style articles, briefing notes, video and radio scripts.
  • Develop and issue creative content that engages target audiences and demonstrates an understanding of newsworthy content.
  • Day-to-day management of DDI’s website, including updates.
  • Management of DDI’s social media platforms.
  • Proactively seek media opportunities that support DDI’s objectives.
  • Co-ordinate the development, production and distribution of PR and media materials (TV and Radio), web-based advertisements and other broadcast media materials.
  • Work in close collaboration with relevant Government officials, media, thematic and policy experts, multi-lateral donors, CBOs and CSOs in Nigeria.
Experience

At least 5 years

Employment Terms

Full-time