Economic Community of West African States Communications Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States Communications Officer Jobs in Nigeria

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.

The Communications Officer will lead the implementation of a robust Communications and Advocacy Strategy of the ECOWAS Environment Directorate


  • Work closely with the Environment Directorate team to implement the Directorate’s Communications Strategy and other activities related to disseminating messages to governments, partners, donors, decision-makers, the media, the private sector and the public at large.
  • Support the Environment Directorate in identifying and developing effective messages for dissemination to relevant target audiences and stakeholders.
  • Review, edit and contribute to reports and other materials prepared for the website, social media to ensure that all outgoing materials meet rules and regulations of the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Manage and update regularly the website and key social media platforms of ECOWAS Directorate of Environment.
  • Prepare content and provide assistance to ensure the development, production and dissemination of Newsletters and related distribution list.
  • Collect, gather and review information from national policy makers and legislators, and other regional and international development Partners and Agencies associated with the ECOWAS Environment Directorate.
  • Conceptualize, prepare and design content and liaise with various stakeholders and print houses (vendors) in the development and production of information, education and communications (IEC) materials
  • Identify and draft content for compelling articles, news and change stories for publication as well as liaise with partners and conduct research to identify news and materials from other sources to be shared and published on the website of the ECOWAS Environment Directorate.
  • Collaborate with other team members of the Directorate to implement all relevant communications activities.
  • Contribute to the Directorate’s brand identity and ensure consistency in branding of all information, education and communications materials and activities, to promote an accurate image of the organization and its programs amongst media and other targeted audience.
  • Assist in the day-to-day communication activities and overall coordination activities;
  • The
    Communications Officer will work under the supervision of the Director of Environment, be a member of the Directorate Technical Team and develop functional relations with the technical staff, National Focal Points and collaborate with partners.


  • At least 5 years experience in developing and using communications strategies and tools to advance local, regional and international program objectives, including media relations, web/mobile/social media, graphic design, print and events
  • Undergraduate Degree in Communications or Journalism and / or other relevant fields relevant to Media/Communication and Development
  • Experience in working with regional institutions and governments in West Africa
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and/or French is required. Work experience in the ECOWAS region is required
  • Strong experience in collaborating with regional institutions particularly on capacity strengthening
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of communications activity planning
  • Ability to work in a team and produce timely and high-quality results
  • Knowledge of environment related issues of ECOWAS
  • Knowledge of communication Rules and Practices of ECOWAS Commission

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 16th June, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Economic Community of West African States Communications Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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