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Chemonics International, an international development firm based in Washington, DC., seeks professionals for USAID’s anticipated multi-year health program in Nigeria; the Strategic HIV and AIDS Response Program (SHARP).
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Public Awareness and Communication Manager
Nigeria SACE is a five year, $9.2 million program funded the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) implemented by Chemonics International Its objective is to strengthen civil society’s ability to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at the national, state, and local levels. The project will support increased engagement and efficacy of civil society to influence public institutions whose function it is to serve citizens interests.
The project explicitly aims to engage marginalized populations; such as women, youth, and the disabled; In the process and emphasize the importance of leadership and innovation. In its fourth year, the project now seeks to hire dedicated and high performing individuals for this position.
The Public Awareness and Communications Manager supports the Public Awareness and Communications Advisor in implementing public awareness and communication programming, especially activities focused on production of project materials and supporting media initiatives that promote public policy reforms.
The manager also supports strengthening project partners public awareness campaigns and engagement with relevant key government stakeholders.
The manager develops communication products including quarterly and annual reports, success stories, press releases, weekly reports etc.
S/he provides support for local media outreach, preparations for high- profile events and creating linkages with local press and electronic media industry to broaden the media outreach for die project. Qualifications
The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:
Bachelors degree in a relevant field such as Journalism, Communication, Social Sciences, English, and Development Studies. A Master’s degree will be an advantage,
3 years demonstrated experience in public awareness and communications development activities with a focus on governance work with civil society organizations arid government.
Experience working with local press, electronic media, and have a strong relationships with media agencies
Excellent media outreach capability with demonstrated successful media campaigns
Strong writing and oral skills; editing skills and excellent communication skills. Having produced written materials (including hosting a blog) is an advantage
Strong IT skills relevant to the production of communications materials
Experience writing external-facing success stories
Understanding of USAID branding arid marking rules preferred.
Application Closing Date
10th February, 2017.
How to Apply
Applications should compromise a cover letter, a CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The project strongly encourages applications from women, people with disability and young people.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contact; no follow up e-mails
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