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Junior Communication Officer at the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Agency for International Cooperation) is an international enterprise owned by the German Federal government, operating in many fields across more than 130 countries.

In Nigeria, GIZ’s portfolio includes among others, a programme to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in its regional integration goals. The programme aims to strengthen sector-specific capacities in the areas of Peace and Security, Customs and Trade as weir as Strategic Management and Organizational Development in the ECOWAS Commission.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Junior Communication Officer

Vacancy No.: 040
Location: Abuja

The GIZ Programme

  • The GIZ Programme “Skills for Youth Employment in Nigeria (SKYE)”  supports the diversification of the economy in Nigeria through the promotion of demand oriented technical and agricultural vocational training and education (A/VET). Apart from the sectors agriculture and construction, the project is focusing mainly on the automotive, ICT and other sectors.
  • The strategy of the project is to improve the synergy between measures on the demand side for employment (i.e. skilled persons that followed vocational qualification measures, formal and informal TVET and Agricultural-VET (ATVET) measures) with those of the employment supply side (i.e. promotion of a pro-employment environment in the private sector through e.g. job centers, job fairs, short-term training and internship programmes, etc.). The purpose is to develop the match-making between the supply and demand of skilled labor force and hence to contribute to the decrease of youth unemployment in the country.

Responsibilities

  • The Junior Advisor supports effective communication with all SKYE project and SEDEC Cluster stakeholders which include beneficiaries, local government, donors, and the wider international development community.
  • The Junior Communications Advisor is expected to bring an understanding of the development and implementation of communication strategies and social media management for medium-sized organizations.
  • The preferred candidate will contribute positively to SKYE’s and SEDEC’s overall communications efforts and strategic direction through the regular creation of content for social media, revision of contributions to the newsletter, and production of project success stories (text, picture, and video content).
  • The Junior Advisor supports target-focused and cost-effective communication and knowledge dissemination as it relates to the achievement of the strategic goals of the programmes in line with the BMZ, GIZ, SDC Communication Guidelines, and other relevant partners.

Tasks
The Junior Communications Advisor is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Implement innovative and effective communication/media strategies and integrate strategies with the initiatives of the project and the cluster
  • Production of success stories in different formats (articles, pictures, graphics, and video content)
  • Develop and write content for internal and external communication (with a focus on social media)
  • Support editing of articles, development of press releases, publications and ensure consistency in design of publications
  • Provide quality assurance for all communication activities, outputs, and deliverables in line with GIZ’s and the SDC communication guidelines
  • Support the coordination of communication to the media, such as press conferences, media interviews and briefings.
  • Coordinate programme communication outputs, their publication, and circulation widely among stakeholders, partners, and donors
  • Coordinate the work of external service providers in the area of communication
  • Support knowledge management for communication-related topics in the SKYE project and SEDEC cluster and provide relevant communication support to the SEDEC Cluster.

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Social Science, Mass Communication, Digital Marketing, or a related field of study.

Professional Experience:

  • Not more than three years of professional experience in a comparable position.
  • Knowledge and experience working on the German Government funded projects/programmes will be an added advantage

Desired knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Fluency and excellent expression in English (Writing and Speaking)
  • Work experience with international and donor organizations is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Knowledge of various means of communication
  • Excellent writing and research skills, analytical skills, oral and written presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and high integrity
  • Excellent copy-editing and writing skills
  • Sound knowledge of relationship building, relationship management and networking
  • Strong communications background and proficiency in communications tools and software, including but not limited to Microsoft Office tools, web design software specifically WordPress, working knowledge of Adobe tools, database management tools and information dissemination platforms.

Deadline: 26th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details via email to: recruitment-nigeria@giz.de using “Vacancy No. 040” as the subject of the email.

Note

  • GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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