SDN is currently recruiting for the position of COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER to work on an 18 months project aimed at reducing mass violence within the Niger Delta. All successful candidates will be based in our Nigerian Office, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The candidate should possess BA in Mass Communication, Media Studies or Journalism with at least 3 years working experience in a similar role within the NGO/civil sector. Previous experience in the media industry is an advantage. The candidate should have the following knowledge and skills
Proven writing skills particularly in the art of storytelling, summarising long articles into simple digestible bits of information, publication of press release, designing campaign messages, slogans and other types of communication material.
Ability to conceptualize, design and implement major information campaigns
A solid understanding of new-media and internet technologies and social media and experience of working with WEB Content Management Systems would be essential.
A working knowledge of conventional media: radio, newspaper and television particularly in how the organisation can utilize these tools to address the various issues plaguing the Niger Delta region.
Knowledge of the social, economic and political situation in the Niger Delta region.
Knowledge of international development issues would be advantage.