Communication Specialist in Abuja, Nigeria

at IITA

Industry
Agriculture/Poultry/Fishing
Specialization
Media/Journalism
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female
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Job Description

Reporting Line
The Communication Specialist will report to the Managing Director of the ATTC Project.
Position Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of the communication strategy for the project to
  • improve its visibility.
  • Support the manufacturing and distribution companies of Aflasafe to develop and promote the
  • aflasafe brand.
  • Support the awareness creation component of the project.
  • Develop and implement communication plans and campaigns to support ATTC project activities,
  • and promote results and impact among investors/donors, partners, beneficiaries, and the general
  • public.
  • Lead all public events organized by the project such as launches, business meetings, products
  • presentations, networking events.
  • Capture and write up stories about ATTC work for a range of stakeholders and platforms in
  • various formats including video, radio, stills, website and print publications.
  • Generate/contribute written content and provide editing and quality control in the production of
  • various publications and project documents such as progress reports, newsletters, annual
  • highlights, R4D Review, among others
  • Plan, edit and design a variety of print products/ publications using desktop publishing tools.
  • Regularly monitor and report on website analytics to inform digital strategies online.
  • Redesign the Aflasafe website, enrich content, provide editorial support and offer guidance to a
  • widening pool of website contributors.
  • Create and manage the project’s social media channels, uploading information and materials;
  • monitoring comments and giving feedback.
  • Mentor and train program staff in a variety of communications and digital media skills (e.g. social
  • media, writing blogs, editorial style and guidelines, brand).
  • Educational Qualifications
  • The candidate should have a Master’s degree in in Communications, Journalism, Media Arts.

Core Competencies

  • 5+ years of professional experience in corporate, or developmental communication; direct
  • experience of working in private sector preferred.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Relevant experience with website production and maintenance, digital media production and
  • management, and design.
  • Relevant experience in the development and promotion of brands.
  • Experience in designing and organizing high level business and advocacy/policy events.
  • Good oral and written communication in French is an advantage.
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