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Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa), , is a Nigerian non-governmental organization (NGO) operating in Nigeria since 1999 with a mission to facilitate community and human development, foster good governance and create inclusive and diverse networks and collaborations in the Niger Delta and beyond. The organization has three operational offices in the Niger Delta with headquarters in Effurun-Warri, Delta State. The organization is
seeking for an experienced Development Communication Specialist.

Title: Development Communications Specialist

Organization: LITE-Africa

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

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



ABOUT THE POSITION

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.



QUALIFICATIONS

At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Development Communication, Social work, Development studies, International Development and/ or another related field; a Masters degree will be an added advantage
At least 2 years of professional experience working in development communication in an NGO or other relevant reputable institutions
Sound knowledge in website development and management; experience on the use of Joomla web applications will be an added advantage
Sound knowledge and experience of computer application including word, excel, publisher and Corel draw and graphics design
Experience in development of newsletter, IEC materials and policy briefs
Ability to interact with other stakeholders, coordinate, take other views into consideration and adapt to external constraints
Excellent reporting skills and spoken English is essential
Experience in communication and media relations, media campaigns and promotional materials development
Experience in using a wide range of communication tools in print, electronic, social media as well as public relations
Ability to travel widely including riverine communities
Experience in working with grassroots communities, private sectors, NGOs and multilaterals and bilateral development agencies and government
SALARY: Competitive based on experience

RESPONSIBILITIES

· 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

Job Location: Effurun-Warri, Delta State

How to apply:

Please forward your Cover Letter, CV, and salary requirements in ENGLISH to jobs@lite-africa.org by December 8, 2015.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PUT THE NAME OF THIS POSITION AS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL.

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