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Communications Officer Vacancy at Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communications Officer – Northern Education Initiative Plus (The Initiative)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Project Summary

  • Commencing in October2015 under funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the five-year Northern Education Initiative Plus (the Initiative) project is strengthening the ability of Bauchi and Sokoto states to provide greater access to basic education-especially for girls and Out-of-School-Children (OOSC) – and to significantly improve reading outcomes for more than one million school-aged children and youths.

Reporting& Supervision:

  • This position is in Abuja, Nigeria with frequent travel to Bauchi and Sokoto states reporting to the Communications Manager.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field.
  • 3+ years’ experience in communications, preferably for a USAID-funded project.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in use of social media for development.
  • Media experience especially in radio and television.
  • Fluency in Hausa is an advantage.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creates and implements communications outreach activities for the dissemination of information on project activities.
  • Creates and implements public relations programs to release positive publicity about the program through various media.
  • Promotes communication to the USAID Mission about the project for dissemination on Mission web pages or to other USAID Missions and to HQ for publication in newsletters and web.
  • Writes news releases, success stories, daily reports, weekly reports, quarterly reports, and other project documents.
  • Supervises and arranges taking, processing and disseminating photographs: prepares and disseminates radio and television material; produces posters, signs, displays, media campaigns, etc.
  • Creates content and analyze project’s social media and web channels.
  • Develops reports for social media accounts and campaigns.
  • Researches and implements new trends, techniques and technologies that are relevant to project/program media strategies.
  • Is proficient at all media channels and in media measurement for each channel. Resolves any day to day issues, escalating when necessary.
  • Contributes to multi-discipline meetings, lending media and technology expertise and contributing to overall discussion.


Deadline: 17th November, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume/CV to: with “Communication Officer’s” in the email Subject line


  • Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
  • Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.

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