African Development Bank Group Media Relations and Communication Officer (Francophone), PCER1 Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Group Media Relations and Communication Officer (Francophone), PCER1 Jobs in Nigeria


The Position

  • Under the general guidance and supervision of the Division Manager, Communication and External Relations - PCER.1, the incumbent will liaise with media houses and be responsible for disseminating information to the press to raise awareness around the Bank’s mission, policies, projects and achievements in a positive, consistent and credible manner.

  • He will also support the editorial team in writing media advisories, press releases and media briefing kits and other collaterals.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager, Communication and External Relations - PCER.1, the Francophone Media Relations and Communication Officer has the following responsibilities:

    Media Relations:

  • Respond to and follow through on requests for information from the media, determining appropriate, accurate responses and appropriate contacts for response.

  • Pitch and solicit press interest in a range of Bank projects, products and issues through interview opportunities with the Bank’s President, Vice Presidents, Directors and Regional Directors, etc.

  • Write media advisories.

  • Prepare daily press digest for the Bank’s internal audiences.

  • Disseminate press releases and external communication of information through various media that are designed to keep the public informed of the Bank’s accomplishments or points of view.

  • Selects top-tier media outlets for dissemination of thematic op-eds by the Bank’s senior management.

  • Cultivate and maintain knowledge of and relationships with key news media at local, pan-African and international levels.

  • Develop, update and maintain media contact lists/ database.

  • Prepare media monitoring reports on mentions of the Bank in international, pan-African and French-speaking media.

    Press Events:

  • Organize general media engagement activities and large media events with up to 200 journalists:

  • Editors’ roundtables

  • Training sessions for journalists

  • Project site visits

  • Media breakfasts, stakeholder events, statutory and press conferences, etc.

    Coordinate all logistics for press events:

  • Manage Bank media center during Bank statutory events (Annual Meetings, Africa Investment Forum, Africa Economic Conference):

  • Responding to media requests

  • Alerting journalists about key events to cover (press conferences, media briefings)

  • Ensuring logistics for journalists between conference venue and hotels

  • Distributing media advisories and interview schedules

  • Facilitating interview opportunities

    Editorial:

  • Support the editorial team in writing media advisories, press releases and media briefing kits and other collaterals.

    Other duties:

  • Keep up-to-date with all issues that affect the Bank.

  • Ensure PCER’s subscription to key newspapers
    and magazines and to other communication-related services is maintained: following up on contract renewals, payment of invoices.

  • Other communications and external relations duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Selection Criteria

  • Hold a Master's Degree in Communication, Journalism or related areas.

  • Have a minimum four (4) years of experience in media relations (preferably in multilateral development banks).

  • Journalistic background with strong written and verbal communication skills, able to deliver clear, concise information tailored to specific and varied audiences.

  • Proven experience in event planning or event coordination in a corporate environment.

  • Good overall knowledge of communication and media platforms.

  • Excellent command of French (written and spoken). Working knowledge of English would be an added advantage.

  • Excellent organizational, negotiation, and multitasking skills.

  • Able to quickly blend into and maintain a smooth working relationship with a multilingual team.

  • Be able to work efficiently under stress.

  • Detail-oriented and organized, ensuring quality and consistent output.

  • Ability to effectively solve problems, think creatively, make decisions and act, exercising independent judgment.

  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude and work with a team or independently with little guidance in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and under pressure.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently.

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; African Development Bank Group Media Relations and Communication Officer (Francophone), PCER1 Jobs in Nigeria


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