Reporting & Communications Specialist at Danish Refugee Council Jobs in Nigeria

Reporting & Communications Specialist at Danish Refugee Council Jobs in Nigeria

  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.

  • DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance.

  • It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations.

  • Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

    The Overall Purpose of the Role

  • The Reporting and Communication Specialist is responsible for ensuring that all information and data collected from the field is compiled, documented, analyzed and reported in a results-based and timely manner for DRC Nigeria internal purposes and as per donor requirements.

  • The position is also responsible to develop high-quality communication products, highlighting DRC Nigeria programme activities for external audiences.

    Key Responsibilities


  • Under the direction of the QAM and in coordination with programme sector managers and the M&E Specialist, ensure timely compilation of programme and project data to meet the internal, donor, and sector coordination reporting requirements by the deadline;

  • Ensure templates and processes are fit for purpose to collect relevant quantitative and qualitative information required for reporting to a range of stakeholders;

  • Conduct capacity building with programme and support unit staff to ensure reporting requirements and toolkits are used effectively;

  • Provide editing and quality assurance of all internal and external reports for review by the QAM prior to dissemination.

  • Ensure that all grants and subsequent documents are uploaded to Dynamics timely and relevant information is updated


  • Under the direction of the QAM, develop, implement, and monitor a communication and visibility plan to facilitate better understanding among partners, donors, beneficiaries and host communities, media, the general public, and government stakeholders about DRC-DDG as an organization and programme achievements and progress;

  • Act as the focal point for collecting and compiling information to produce external communication products promoting the contribution of DRC-DDG Nigeria to the crisis response, ensuring protection principles and standards are adhered to in all products disseminated publicly;

  • Undertake field visits to produce creative and engaging communications products to raise awareness of the crisis in northeast Nigeria and the humanitarian response efforts of DRC-DDG;

  • Provide high-quality editing of text and visual materials and products to the standard required for public dissemination;

  • Maintain and update DRC-DDG Nigeria country profile documents, fact sheets, and presentations for external audiences;

  • Ensure all DRC-DDG and donor visibility requirements and communications commitments are implemented;

  • In coordination with the QAM, liaise with DRC-DDG West Africa regional office and headquarters communications focal points as required.


  • Support programme unit to compile high-quality concept papers and proposals, especially your role will be a compilation of inputs and editing of concept/proposal documents

  • Ensure updating of DRC Nigeria grant files for ease of reference

  • Regularly update rant portfolio document, highlighting reporting timelines, as well as concept and proposal development timelines

    About You

    You are
    expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

    Striving for excellence

  • You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.


  • You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

    Taking the lead

  • You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.


  • You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

    Demonstrating integrity

  • You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.


  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience working with humanitarian/development organizations with responsibilities for grants, reporting and/or communications.

  • University Degree in a relevant field such as Social Sciences, Development Studies, Journalism, Communications or similar
    Certification or equivalent professional experience in graphic design, publishing, or similar

  • Knowledge of relevant sectoral areas implemented by DRC-DDG Nigeria programmes – including protection, food security, WASH, shelter, NFIs, mine action, mine risk education, and armed violence reduction;

  • Highly developed skills and demonstrated capacity in editing of written and audio-visual reporting and communication products to the quality required for submission and dissemination to external audiences;

  • Advanced computer literacy in publishing and design software (Office suite, Adobe, InDesign, etc), evidenced by a portfolio of communications products produced by the candidate;

  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively in a multi-cultural environment with competing priorities, tight deadlines, and in a complex emergency context;

  • Ability to live and work in an insecure and high-stress environment

    We Offer

    Contract length

  • 6 months with a possibility of extension, subject to funding and Performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for expatriate staff.

  • This position is under Employment band M.F

  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies.

    Application Closing Date

  • 29th February, 2020.

    Application Method

  • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.

  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer.

  • Please do not attach any written recommendations.

  • Applications should be addressed to: “Recruitment Manager” only.

  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.

  • CV-only applications will not be considered.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Reporting & Communications Specialist at Danish Refugee Council Jobs in Nigeria

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