Job Opportunities at Seefar Nigeria

Seefar – We are a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counseling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe.
We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:
Job Title: Social Media Coordinator
Locations:
 Edo and Lagos
Project Type: Contract
Duration: One Year
Backgroud
  • Seefar is seeking an experienced social media coordinator to manage a Facebook page as part of a project to help Nigerian people understand their migration options, and to help them make informed choices.
  • This includes through understanding the realities of life in destination countries, the status of migrants in destination countries, the risks of the journey and alternatives.
  • You must have substantive experience of developing content for and managing social media channels, in particular Facebook.
  • Yoruba and/or Edo fluency is compulsory, as is written and spoken English.
Job Description
  • We are a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe.
  • This role demands someone who is smart, intrinsically motivated, worldly and interested in hard challenges. Seefar has a track record for delivering research, consulting, program design and evaluations and strategic communications projects, including on migration and human trafficking issues.
Primary Responsibilities
The following are the primary responsibilities of the role, with estimated allocations of time and attention.
  • Deliver: Project and Mission Implementation
  • Approximately 90% of your time and attention:
    • Developing content for a Facebook page aimed at providing information to individuals considering irregular migration.
    • Managing the Facebook page, including by posting content, boosting and promoting posts, engaging with the audience and responding to comments and messages.
    • Monitoring Facebook analytics, ensuring engagement targets are met and social media strategy adjusted as needed, based on analytics insights.
    • Formal project processes, including reporting processes and logistics.
    • Develop: Capabilities and Program Portfolio
  • Approximately 5% of your time and attention:
    • Contribute to ongoing development of project management processes and procedures.
    • Direct: Global Management
    • Approximately 5% of your time and attention:
    • Represent and demonstrate the Enterprise’s values.
    • Cooperate with other areas of the Migration Program and Enterprise, including to communicate substantive and administrative information that supports corporate management overall. For example, this would include ensuring effective internal reporting at the project level.
    • Working with Seefar
  • Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:
    • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
    • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
    • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
    • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
    • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
    • You are never bored and always challenged.
  • Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:
    • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
    • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
    • A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.
 
Qualifications
We are looking for someone based in Nigeria with:
  • At least three years of professional social media experience in Nigeria;
  • Computer literacy and access to the internet;
  • Yoruba, Edo fluency, other languages desirable;
  • English writing fluency.
Minimum Requirements
Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:
  • At least five years of professional social media experience in The Gambia,
  • Computer literacy and access to the internet,
  • Yoruba, Edo fluency,
  • English writing fluency,
  • Based in Nigeria.
Job Title: Remote Migration Expert
Locations:
 Edo and Lagos
Project Type: Contract
Duration: One YearBackground

  • Seefar is seeking multiple remote migration experts to help people from Nigeria to better understand their migration options by phone, and to help them make informed choices.
  • This includes through understanding the realities of life in destination countries, the status of migrants in destination countries, the risks of the journey and alternatives.
  • You must be empathetic, confident and influential. As remote migration expert you must be empathetic, confident and influential.
Job Description
  • We are a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe.
  • This role demands someone who is smart, intrinsically motivated, worldly and interested in hard challenges. Seefar has a track record for delivering research, consulting, program design and evaluations and strategic communications projects, including on migration and human trafficking issues.
Primary Responsibilities
The following are the primary responsibilities of the role, with estimated allocations of time and attention.
  • Deliver: Project and Mission Implementation
  • Approximately 90% of your time and attention:
    • Conducting one-on-one and small group consultations by phone with Nigerian individuals about the realities of irregular migration to Europe and to help them make more informed decisions.
    • Formal project processes including reporting processes and logistics.
    • Building relationships with community organizations.
    • Develop: Capabilities and Program Portfolio
  • Approximately 5% of your time and attention:
    • Contribute to ongoing development of project management processes and procedures.
    • Direct: Global Management
  • Approximately 5% of your time and attention:
    • Represent and demonstrate the Enterprise’s values.
    • Cooperate with other areas of the Migration Program and Enterprise, including to communicate substantive and administrative information that supports corporate management overall. For example, this would include ensuring effective internal reporting at the project level.
    • Working with Seefar
  • Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:
    • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
    • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
    • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
    • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
    • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
    • You are never bored and always challenged.
  • Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:
    • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
    • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
    • A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.
Qualifications
We are looking for people based in Nigeria with:
  • At least two to three years of community-based work experience in Nigeria;
  • Computer literacy and access to the internet;
  • The ability to travel throughout Nigeria;
  • Yoruba, Edo fluency, other languages desirable;
  • English writing fluency (highly desirable but not essential).
Minimum Requirements
Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:
  • At least five years of community-based work experience in Nigeria,
  • Computer literacy and access to the internet,
  • The ability to travel throughout Nigeria.
  • Yoruba and English fluency,
  • English writing fluency (highly desirable but not essential).
Job Title: Local Migration Expert
Locations:
 Edo and Lagos
Project Type: Contract
Duration: One Year
Job Description
  • Seefar is seeking multiple passionate people to help guide Nigerian individuals in understanding their migration options and to help them make informed choices
  • This includes through understanding the realities of life in destination countries, the status of migrants in destination countries, the risks of the journey and alternatives
  • As Local Migration Expertt you must be empathetic, confident and influential
  • This role demands someone who is smart, intrinsically motivated, worldly and interested in hard challenges. Seefar has a track record for delivering research, consulting, program design and evaluations and strategic communications projects, including on migration and human trafficking issues.
Primary Responsibilities
The following are the primary responsibilities of the role, with estimated allocations of time and attention:
Deliver: Project and Mission Implementation (Approximately 90% of your time and attention):
  • Organising, leading and conducting events to raise awareness amongst Nigerian individuals about the dangers of irregular migration to Europe to help them make more informed decisions.
  • Conducting individual or small group consultations with target audience members to understand their perspectives and help them interpret and highlight risks; and provide information about the risks and challenges of irregular migration both in transit and in destination countries.
  • Formal project processes including reporting processes and logistics.
  • Building relationships with community organisations
Develop: Capabilities and Program Portfolio (Approximately 5% of your time and attention):
  • Contribute to ongoing development of project management processes and procedures.
Direct: Global Management (Approximately 5% of your time and attention):
  • Represent and demonstrate the Enterprise’s values.
  • Cooperate with other areas of the Migration Program and Enterprise, including to communicate substantive and administrative information that supports corporate management overall. For example, this would include ensuring effective internal reporting at the project level.
Requirements
We are looking for people with:
  • At least two to three years of community-based work experience in Nigeria;
  • Computer literacy and access to the internet;
  • The ability to travel throughout Nigeria;
  • Strong ties with the local community and institutions;
  • An excellent reputation in the local community;
  • Yoruba, Edo fluency, other languages desirable;
  • English writing fluency (highly desirable but not essential); and based either in Edo State or Lagos.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Fluency in Yoruba, and/or Edo (written fluency in English is also preferred but not essential);
  • At least two to three years of community-based work experience in Nigeria;
  • Computer literacy and access to the internet;
  • The ability to travel throughout Nigeria.
Working with Seefar
Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:
  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.
Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:
  • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
  • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
  • A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.
Job Title: Media Liaison Officer
Location:
 Edo and Lagos
Project Type: Contract
Duration: One Year
Backgroud
  • Seefar is seeking multiple passionate people to help guide Nigerian individuals who consider taking irregular migration in understanding the realities of life in destination countries, the status of migrants in destination countries, the risks of the journey and alternatives
  • The purpose of the role is to contribute to Seefar’s communication campaign on migration in Nigeria by creating research-based content for TV, radio and online channels such as news stories, articles, opinion pieces, social media posts, radio discussions, talk shows, documentaries, etc in Edo and Yoruba accompanied by a high standard English translation on the realities of irregular migration and working with the media to pitch story ideas on this topic.
Job Description
  • This role demands someone who is smart, intrinsically motivated, worldly and interested in hard challenges. Seefar has a track record for delivering research, consulting, program design and evaluations and strategic communications projects, including on migration and human trafficking issues.
ResponsibilitiesUnder the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator for Nigeria as well as the campaign’s strategic communication manager, you will be responsible for providing the following services:
  • Publishing the content or get it published in local media;
  • Using and expanding your network of local media contacts, stimulate local media interest in the issue of irregular migration;
  • Stimulating the creation of talk shows and documentaries where possible;
  • Maintaining accurate records of all your work activities and provide reports according to instructions that your supervisor will provide to you;
  • Maintaining an open line of communication with your supervisor and make yourself available for meetings with them;
  • Advising the Enterprise on challenges and opportunities for effective implementation of the project;
  • Preparing and translating other informational materials when requested;
  • Maintain an updated list of target media outlets (including TV, radio, print, online) and journalists that might be interested in stories on irregular migration;
  • As needed, provide training and information materials to target media outlets and journalists on irregular migration;
  • Create story ideas and content for target media outlets, including news articles, features, opinion pieces, social media posts, talk shows and documentaries, and pitch this to media outlets and journalists;
  • Maintain accurate records of all your work activities and collect copies of all media coverage achieved;
  • Follow developments in Nigeria’s media sector and media landscape and provide updates as needed on this;
  • Advise Seefar on any challenges and opportunities for effective implementation of the project;
  • Prepare and translate other informational materials when requested;
  • Following the Enterprise’s policies, procedures and instructions; and
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of your work.
Qualifications
  • An existing network of media contacts;
  • Good understanding of how to build effective media relationships;
  • Good understanding of what makes a news story;
  • Good writing skills in Edo and/or Yoruba;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; and
  • Good computer literacy and access to the internet.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Fluency in Yoruba/Edo as well as written fluency in English;
  • Computer literacy and access to the internet,
  • The ability to travel throughout Edo State, Lagos State
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s in Word or PDF format to: clare@seefar.org
Application Deadline  23rd February, 2018.
Note
In Word or PDF format, prepare and upload an introductory letter that includes only the points below:
  • One paragraph explaining what you have learned about irregular migration and the risks in traveling to Europe using this route.
  • One or two paragraphs describing the advice you would give to individuals considering irregular migration to Europe.

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