Save the Children Social Media and Communication Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children Social Media and Communication Officer Jobs in Nigeria



Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries.

We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.


The Advocacy and Research Assistant will support the Advocacy and Campaign Unit in the implementation of the humanitarian advocacy strategy as per Save the Children International procedures and guidelines.


The incumbent will have a special focus on the implementation of the Protection of Children in Conflict (PCiC) project in Borno State with support from the advocacy team in the country office as well as the Protection team.


S/he will assist in incorporating the Every Last Child/ Girls Education Campaign, into humanitarian programs.


Responsibilities


Social Media

  • Build engagement and manage social media profiles for SCI to enhance voice, awareness and relevance
  • Identify and adapt relevant social media trends to increase engagement
  • Identify, escalate and manage issues when required with the support of senior colleagues
  • Ensure timely, regular and live updates on existing activities across Nigeria on our various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram. YouTube and Twitter)
  • Engage in social media outreach activities and devise social media toolkits and tweet sheets based on the priorities identified.
  • Work closely with the media manager on the production and dissemination of materials for print/online/voice/visual.

    Information and Communications

  • Lead on information and communication flows between all in-country programs and a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Produce communications and information materials, such as, brochures, info graphics, project/programme profiles, videos and newsletters etc; to build the Country Response’s visibility and engagement with Save the Children members, Regional Office/Centre, partners and relevant stakeholders to support programmes, advocacy and programmes;
  • Produce accurate, clear and consistent information and communication outputs relating to emergency situation, campaigns and Save the Children’s response and programmes – including key messages, Q&A’s, briefings and factsheets;
  • Oversee the production of community-facing communications materials to support programmes;
  • Work with the Knowledge Management focal person on the production of compelling photo stories, case studies and audio-visual materials from the field to highlight Save the Children`s work, including the commissioning of photography and film when required and in line with SCI policies and procedures (all consent on file and available)
  • Tailor communication styles to different audiences with responsibility for ensuring terminology, branding and visibility in all materials, and ensure that SCI’s mandate as an impartial, neutral and humanitarian organisation is imparted in all communications;
  • Successfully promoting and strengthening the profile of SCI in Nigeria through the social media and other exhibition opportunities
  • Work with celebrities and social media influencers to engage strategic audiences
  • Evaluate results and impact of communications activities
  • Ensure that relevant programs have communication plans, oversee and support the implementation of communications plans;
  • Build the capacity of partner organizations’ for communications, as well as ensuring any joint communications projects are in-line with SCI policies and standards, including branding and visibility;

    Building and maintaining effective
    relationships:


  • Sourcing out Celebrities with high presence on Social Media and engaging them for strategic communications.
  • Identifying and engaging communications consultants in Nigeria with support from the procurement and logistics department.
  • Improve internal communications at the country, regional and global level and ensure updates are produced and circulated highlighting successes and sharing best practices.


    Requirements


  • Graduated with Degree in Communication, Journalism or Public Relations from a recognized higher educational institution
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience, preferably in similar positions in INGOs in Nigeria
  • Proven experience of developing and managing the production of communications materials for INGOs or other similar organisations. Can produce accurate, clear and consistent information and communication outputs relating to both programme support and humanitarian situation - including key messages, Q&A’s and factsheets, case studies, press releases, media statements, briefs etc.;
  • Evidence of excellent English verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of different audiences including donors, partners and the ‘general public’. Ability to strategically target a wide-range of audiences is essential.
  • Excellent relationship building skills;
  • Creativity and desire to learn
  • The ability to deliver in high-pressure situations, with changing deadlines and priorities;
  • Experience in leading information and communication flows between a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to gather case studies, testimonies and information on different programmes. Excellent IT skills, especially in Powerpoint, Sharepoint, social media analytics, and experience with design softwares such as Photoshop is an advantage;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion. Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy;
  • An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support;
  • Ability to fact check, proofread, edit and draft materials;
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment and interest in Save the Children's mission, vision and values. In particular, a good understanding of Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 19th October, 2018


    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Social Media and Communication Officer Jobs in Nigeria


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