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Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Officer at Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF)

Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) is a non-governmental organization dully registered with Nigerian government through Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT NO: 91613). Existing since October 2016, AHSF focuses on improving the quality of life of vulnerable population across communities in North East Nigeria. AHSF operates both in emergency and developmental context and have its program principally rooted in identifying gaps that affects population or increases vulnerability of population and bridging those gaps through resource base planning and implementation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Officer

Location: Sokoto
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

Program Objective

  • The Humanitarian Cash Transfer in Rabah LGA, Sokoto State, Northwest Nigeria Project is tailored to potentially enable eligible households improve the nutritional status of children affected by Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Rabah LGA.
  • Strengthening financial security of vulnerable households through cash transfers and associated monitoring mechanisms have the potential to improve dietary diversity, increase recovery from SAM, improve access to integrated health and nutrition services, hygiene, and income generation.

Main Duties
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Program Manager or the designate the Communications Officer, will be responsible for the following key duties.

  • Develop, maintain and update an appropriate work plan for the assigned area, which implements the corporate communications strategy, in order to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of AHSF, and support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with AHSF strategy.
  • Plan, manage and evaluate communications campaigns that favorably impact the views of the public, opinion leaders and donors in order to raise AHSF profile and support fundraising activities and donor reporting requirements.
  • Prepare communications products that effectively convey the desired message to targeted audience(s).
  • Maintain and develop a contact list of journalists and media outlets, and manage the regular flow of news/information about AHSF work to the media, ensuring reputational risks are identified and managed.
  • Define a social media plan for the assigned area which leverages social media content, platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of AHSF activities.
  • Generate and/or facilitate the production of donor specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support global and country fundraising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
  • Track and analyze traditional and online media, to identify trends and/or issues, and propose solutions and ideas to improve the effectiveness of communication strategy and activities.
  • Coordinate and prepare accurate and timely reporting on communications activities that enables informed decision-making, evaluation of objectives and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Build capacity of AHSF staff on all aspects of external relations communication, providing advice, guidance and training to ensure consistent, quality communications activities that deliver the desired impact.
  • Work in close collaboration with counterparts to align activities and ensure a coherent approach to communications within AHSF.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of communications specific risks.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of AHSF and UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on Communications and Public information related issues to support program visibility, reporting and success stories.
  • Conduct regular program field visits and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of AHSF and UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on Communications and Public information related issues to support program visibility, reporting and success stories.
  • Treat beneficiaries with dignity and apply UNICEF Code of Ethics and Conduct, the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in the field, including sensitizing Field Staffs and vendors/agents on such principles.

N.B: This ToR shall be inclusive of any other task specifically assigned by the Project Manager and direct supervisor for what concerns the implementation of the program activities.

Job Requirements
Educational Qualification

  • Advanced University Degree in Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or specialised trainings/courses.

Experience:

  • 3 years working in INGO, NGO or Private Media at least 1 year of which should be communications for Nutrition programming.
  • At least one year of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience as a journalist or communications/public information officer.
  • Development of information strategies and programmes;

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Sound theoretical understanding of Communications concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes and specialized knowledge in a specific area;
  • Knowledge of common business principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate AHSF and UNICEF specific processes and systems;
  • Ability to rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information.

Competencies:

  • Good communication and negotiation skills with the ability to persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals;
  • Excellent oral, editing and writing skills.
  • Well organized and detail oriented;
  • Ability to work independently and on a team with other Communications Officers and other units.

Essential:

  • Be professional, motivated, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Be excellent in communication skills and proficient in report writing especially success stories.
  • Be resident and familiar with the terrain in the Northeast Nigeria.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office programming (Access, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word).
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication, coordination and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relationships with person of different national and culture background.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple tasks in an autonomous manner.
  • Previous work experience with INGO, NGO and Private Firm.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa in Sokoto pattern)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Previous experience with similar position.

Deadline: 30th September 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Women are strongly encouraged to Apply
  • All applicants who applied initially, should kindly re-apply

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