Results for Development Institute Senior Communications Associate, Innovation Practice Jobs in Nigeria

Results for Development Institute Senior Communications Associate, Innovation Practice Jobs in Nigeria


  • Indicative responsibilities for the Senior Communications Associate across the Scaling Innovations Practice portfolio, include but are not limited to:

  • Development and implementation of communication strategies for internal and external audiences.

  • Synthesizing learnings from programs and projects to produce engaging, accessible content, updates and newsletters.

  • Supporting the design and delivery of meeting and event agendas, slide decks, and content.

  • Content creation for the Innovation Practice site as well as management of updates for Practice-owned program sites, social media, and internal and external communications.

  • Contributing communications expertise to the design and implementation of program activities.

  • Engage in multi-channel promotion of programmes and research dissemination, including via channels previously mentioned (social media, website) and also events, webinars and conferences.

  • Providing basic design and layout support on graphics, publications, and other materials ( e.g. using Canva or working with a professional designer)

  • Writing and editing blogs, promotional materials, and supporting the production of newsletters, and other learning and amplification media materials.

  • Supporting the development of promotional videos for projects and programmes.

  • Coordinating with partners' communication teams to amplify external reach.

  • Collaborating with R4D’s global communications team to amplify the work of the Innovation Practice across the organisation and through external R4D-brand channels such as the website, social media, blogs, earned media, and beyond.

  • Synthesizing learnings from IDIA activities to produce quarterly learning postcard updates and quarterly newsletters.

  • Supporting the design of the agendas, slide decks, content and delivery of Hub member meetings.
    Coordinating the development of IDIA Hub meeting Summary Records and reports.

  • Managing the IDIA website and LinkedIn, including content development and community engagement.

  • Contributing to the design of key initiatives within the Training Portfolio, such as the appearance of the e-learning platform, Training+, and the Training Research reporting and findings.

  • Managing marketing communications to drive applications for the IDIA Training program.

  • Supporting graphic and web design for flagship training materials.

  • Content creation for alumni networks and supporting coordination and organisation of training orientation webinars and participant blogs.

  • Supporting the MLC East Africa Regional Hub communications efforts.

  • Developing and distributing the MLC quarterly newsletter.

  • Maintaining and updating the MLC website, LinkedIn and Twitter channels, developing new ideas and content to increase outreach and followers.

  • Outreach to MLC members to keep their profiles up to date and to profile / feature their milestones on the MLC website / newsletter.

  • Developing blog posts with content from MLC Members.

  • Developing a page on the
    MLC website to host external opportunities, including funding and networking opportunities.

  • Contributing to Innovation Practice communication strategy development and implementation.

  • Sourcing opportunities for the communication of innovation team impact through external communications on R4D website, social media, through journal articles, external blogs and beyond.

  • Driving the generation of content for Innovation Practice social media and online channels including the co-development of blog posts on innovation written by R4D innovation team members.

  • Updating the R4D Innovation web pages, as needed.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • A least 3 years’ experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or minimum 1 year’s experience with a Master’s Degree.

  • Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations, Development Studies, or a related field preferred.

  • Experience in communications or public relations within international development, non-profit, NGO or related sectors.

  • Excellent written and multimedia storytelling and communication skills with the ability to craft compelling narratives, and analyze and synthesize complex information, as well as write reports, blogs, newsletters, and create content for various platforms are essential.

  • Strong attention to detail is essential.

  • Proficiency using Squarespace, Mailchimp, and LinkedIn for community building and management..

  • Skills in graphic design and familiarity with graphic design and editing software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, or other graphic software) will be beneficial.

  • Basic skills in photo and video editing and production are desirable.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural environment.

  • Experience working in low/middle-income countries and proficiency in another language is an asset.

    How to Apply

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