TA Emergency Communications Specialist in Abuja, Nigeria

at Unicef (Nigeria)

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of the Chief of Communication, the incumbent will support a wide range of communication and public advocacy work focusing on the emergency in northeast Nigeria, including media engagement and the preparation of external communication materials.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

Support the Communication Section by:

  • Preparing and sharing appropriate and timely materials with National Committees and the UNICEF Department of Communication – across digital, social media, video, stills and feature stories; this to include research and writing, as well as editing photographs, stories, blogs, and field diaries supplied by UNICEF staff 
  • Monitoring the situation for input to key messages and Q&As and keeping all such materials updated and accurate 
  • Coordinating writers, photographers and videographers contracted by the Country Office
  • Prepare and distribute required communication and visibility materials for existing donors and materials for potential donors
  • Supporting UNICEF Nigeria social media presence 
  • Supporting the preparation and execution of visits by media
  • Supporting the preparation and execution of visits by National Committees
  • Supporting the maintenance of a log of media interviews and clips conducted by the Country Office
  • Monitoring media for and log mention of UNICEF Nigeria and relevant stories about Nigeria
  • Scanning traditional and social media to search for new platforms / opportunities for UNICEF to pitch stories about the crisis in North-East Nigeria
  • Supporting Nigeria Country Office non-emergency communications as required.



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