Norwegian Refugee Council Media and Communications Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

Norwegian Refugee Council Media and Communications Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

NRC is looking for a Media and Communications Coordinator for our Country programme based in Maiduguri - North Eastern Nigeria. The purpose of the Media and Communications Coordinator position is to support the development and implementation of the media and communication portfolio in all NRC Nigeria program activities.

NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja.

NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WaSH); Livelihoods and Food Security; Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
The Media and Communications Coordinator reports to the Advocacy Manager.


  • Ensure at all times compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and handbooks and donor/auditor requirements as regards to all printed and online publications.
  • Promote, give input, guidance and advice on general communications work, including social media posts and publications for all programmes/Core Competencies.
  • Responsible for ensuring production of high quality media and communications materials for both internal and external audiences in line with NRC and donor visibility handbooks.
  • Ensure timely implementation of the country communications strategy in line with the NRC Global Communications strategy, and lead the work on updating it when necessary in coordination with line manager and regional adviser.
  • Conduct trainings and on the job technical capacity building of programme staff to produce relevant and high quality communication materials.
  • Prepare Status Reports as required and requested by line manager.
  • Report to and coordinate with the country advocacy manager to ensure close coordination between communication and advocacy in the programme.
  • Travel regularly to field offices to attain and document success stories, photos, and other relevant media and communication responsibilities as requested by line manager.
  • Attain a technical reporting line with the regional communications manager
  • Initiate, research and write targeted information products
    for NRC Nigeria
  • Develop press releases and media products as needed and requested
  • Develop and maintain list of media and establish professional media relationships for NRC in Nigeria
  • Produce communication and information products including annual/quarterly reports and initial drafts of articles for strategies, reports, press releases, newsletters etc.
  • Conduct weekly or daily media monitoring of relevant updates, share analysis periodically with line manager, general management team and staff, either through writing or by presentations
  • Develop project/program communication products in liaison with project teams ensuring adherence to NRC standard communication and branding guidelines


  • Experience in producing varied communication materials
  • Experience with coordinating communication and media content
  • Working against tight deadlines and ensuring high quality standards
  • Demonstrated ability or experience in finding new creative media angles and new platforms to present communications work.
  • Experience in developing and using a variety of social media platforms
  • Experience in building relationships.
  • Strong communication, coordination and representational skills.
  • Contextual knowledge of north east Nigeria is an asset.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 8th February, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council Media and Communications Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

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