Search for Common Ground Media Officer Jobs in Nigeria
Search for Common Ground Media Officer Jobs in Nigeria
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) - We are Searchers. We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict. It’s our purpose- our call to action. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.Lead the selection of partner FM radio stations, radio producers and presenters;
Plan and organize trainings for partner radio stations in Ebonyi
Co-facilitate trainings of partner radio station on Conflict Sensitive journalism
Nurture positive relationships with partner radio station and producers of these radio station
Support to local radio station in their planning, production, publicity, outreach and broadcast of two weekly radio programs: a weekly radio talk show and a weekly radio magazine.
Radio talk show: The program will bring elected officials, candidates, political party representatives, citizens, community leaders, and civil society together to discuss different policy issues. These issues will be selected to correspond with topics focused on in the project as a whole and can include anti-corruption approaches, addressing the needs of minorities, and gender equality policies. Search will coordinate with IRI to determine the discussion topics and talk show guests to complement the other project activities. Listeners will be invited to call in and send SMS messages to contribute to the discussion and pose questions for the guests of the program.
Radio Program: The program will include different segments such as news, feature stories, drama, and interviews. The segments will focus on engaging citizen throughout the electoral period, highlighting the importance of inclusive elections and accountability for elected officials, as well as providing information on different policy issues. Topics will include economic policies, particularly as they relate to the recent recession; regulations and policies for natural resource extraction, including oil and mining sectors; information on public health programs; policies relating to the rights of minorities, youth, and women; and state-specific issues such as preventing violent extremism in the Northeast. Listeners will be invited to call in and send SMS to share their perspectives and reflect on the topics of each episode
Develop activity work plans, radio program production and broadcast plans and strategies;
Lead the curriculum process using Search’s common ground approach to develop the intended outcomes, knowledge, attitude and behaviour change objectives for the radio programs, determine the target audience, and key messages of the radio programs;
Develop and implement the promotion, publicity and outreach plan and strategy to promote and publicize the radio programs among its target audience;
Support the Media Manager and Grants Coordinator to prepare Terms of Reference and Contracts for the Partner FM stations and the Radio Producers;
Oversee and ensure the quality of the production of the radio programs;
Keep track of media logs, monitor the broadcast of the radio programs and provide regular feedback to the partner FM radio station;
Listen and report all aired episodes of radio program and provide constructive feedback to the producers and presenters;
Provide regular coaching and mentoring support to the radio producers and presenters;
Coordinate with the program teams to integrate program messages into media programming streams;
Track organization’s news coverage through online and traditional sources;
Provide support in writing, formatting and editing communications/media/outreach materials;
Develop relations with media actors and assist in mobilizing media for events where necessary;
Manage social media profiles relating to the project, including publishing and distributing content, running campaigns and monitoring progress;
Capture photos and success stories in all Search meetings, trainings and events;
Provide monitoring data to the DM&E manager and share success stories and impact stories as a result of radio programs;
Provide media reports and documentation and share progress, challenges, and lessons learned to support the Project Manager to write periodic progress reports;
Perform any other task as may be assigned by supervisor.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
Bachelor's Degree in Radio Production, Media, Journalism, Communication, Development Communications or a related area;
At least 3 years of experience in producing and coordinating radio programs and radio teams;
Track record of producing successful radio programs in Nigeria, preferably using radio magazine, discussions, talk shows formats;
Ability to communicate in local languages will be a big advantage;
Experience of producing and coordinating politics or elections-related radio program will be an added advantage;
Significant experience designing and conducting training courses in journalism and media;
Experience in media program design, including drama, spots, news & current affairs;
Track record in delivering effective media/communications/advocacy strategies in support of campaigns and advocacy programmes;
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 2nd October, 2019.
For more information and job application details, see; Search for Common Ground Media Officer Jobs in Nigeria
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