Development Communications Specialist in Delta, Nigeria

Program Development
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Organization: LITE-Africa

Contract: Full time, two-years, extendable contract position

Location: Effurun-Warri, Delta State, Nigeria (Headquarters)



The Development Communications Specialist will lead and implement an effective communication strategy at LITE-Africa and will be the point person for all internal and external communications. S/he will be responsible for sharing timely and regular information with stakeholders, communicating project results, and to obtain all necessary information during visits to communities/ conferences. S/he will report directly to the Senior Programs Manager and the Adviser of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships (BDSP) to transform data and reports into exciting and useful messages to disseminate to donors, beneficiaries, and supporters. We expect the person hired to commit to the position for at least 2 years.


· Identify and analyze on a regular basis the communication needs of the stakeholders (Staff, Donor Agencies, and Community Members) and develop appropriate materials to address and respond to such needs

· Work closely with the Adviser, BDSP to manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual report, e-newsletters, LITE-Africa’s website, and LITE-Africa’s Social Media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, etc)

· Prepare regular and periodic press releases, statements on local, national and global issues in line with the mission and vision of the organisation

· Liaise with traditional and print/electronic media persons on promotion of the project activities

· Organize media events such as press conferences, talk show interviews, etc

· Coordinate the development and production of IEC materials with the various programme officers, management (for approval) and stakeholders to ensure quality and timely dissemination

· Assist Senior Programs Manager and Adviser, BDSP in researching background information for funding opportunities, latest best practices resources and training materials related to the organization’s thematic areas

· Promote positive culture and image of the organization for greater visibility and access to the target population

· Work with Adviser, BDSP to monitor and evaluate the implementation of LITE Africa’s communication strategy

· Work with Webmistress on website management by posting content and ensuring website is updated on a regular basis

· Work with Webmistress to develop a comprehensive contact and subscription lists; circulate online and hard copy newsletters to them periodically

· Track and respond to inquiries from the general public from our website and other medium as appropriate

· Any other duties given by the Senior Programmes Manager and Adviser, BDSP

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