Jobs at iMMAP Nigeria for Communications and Advocacy Officers in Abuja

iMMAP is an international not-for-profit
non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides targeted information
management support to partners responding to complex humanitarian and
development challenges. For more than 15 years, we have promoted
measurable change in people’s
lives through our core philosophy: better
data leads to better decisions and, ultimately, better outcomes.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communications and Advocacy Officer
Location:  Abuja
Length of Contract: 1st June 2017 to 30th September 2017 (with
possibility of extension based on funding availability and performance)
Travel: With possible travel to Maiduguri
Background

  • iMMAP has started a program to support the response to the
    ongoing crisis in Nigeria by strengthening the Information Management
    capacity of clusters’ members in their response; advance the mechanism
    for regularly identifying needs of populations; and to provide a better
    data to the inter-coordination mechanism led by UN-OCHA.
  • The target beneficiaries of this program are humanitarian
    partners (which are all sectors members) and the United Nations Office
    for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [UNOCHA] in its inter-cluster
    support role.

Purpose of the Position

  • The Communications and Advocacy Officer will report directly to
    iMMAP program manager in Nigeria, and will be responsible for increasing
    iMMAP’s internal and external communications, visibility and raise
    awareness of the organization’s mission and accomplishments.
  • The Communications and advocacy Officer will support the work of
    the Joint/cross sectorial analysis with current clusters supported by
    iMMAP in Nigeria humanitarian response. This will include producing
    narrative, infographics as well as other visuals to support monthly
    newsletters and other iMMAP publications.
  • In addition, the staff member will liaise closely with iMMAP
    Information Management Officers seconded to 9 UN agencies (sector leads)
    to disseminate IM products/analysis across multiple channels, including
    print, social, and digital media.
  • The Communications Officer is responsible for developing and maintaining iMMAP’s communications activity.

Role

  • iMMAP Communication/Advocacy Officer will facilitate information
    sharing and elaborating on IM deliverables by sectors (monthly
    newsletter, periodic publications, etc).
  • Under direct supervision and guidance of iMMAP program manager,
    the following are among responsibilities of Communication/Advocacy
    Officer:

    • Help better understand the impact of iMMAP program and how
      it contributes to a better coordination and effectiveness of the
      response;
    • Highlight cross-sectorial analysis/work undertaken, promote
      discussion around cross-cutting issues and bridge IM gaps between
      sectors;
    • Help further disseminate to the donor community and other
      stakeholders products and information on achievements of iMMAP program
      in the Nigeria.
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Key Responsibilities, Tasks & Outputs
Communications and Advocacy:

  • Develop clear, standard communication/dissemination channels to partners and stakeholders;
  • Design a communication plan for the iMMAP publications,
    including timelines, targeted audience and suggest production medium
    (including editorial calendar);
  • Create clear documentations on iMMAP services in the country;
    • Develop contents and design for iMMAP monthly newsletter;
    • Enhance contents of iMMAP Nigeria products;
  • Manage iMMAP publications in the country including requests for
    contributions from partners and any other design-related tasks that
    require support;
  • Produce graphs and visuals to be included in iMMAP publication products;
  • Liaise with iMMAP focal points/staff to coordinate the
    information collection on content of publications as well as
    dissemination of publications;
  • Proposes iMMAP social media accounts and design a plan for their
    operation, development and expansion. The aim is to increase social
    media presence;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of in-house
    creative multimedia content in various formats: online photo galleries,
    infographics, animations, graphs and document layout among others.
  • Closely coordinate and collaborate with all iMMAP IMOs in the
    country, on collating information, creating visuals, success stories and
    knowledge sharing products;
  • Humanitarian stakeholders, including UN sector leads,
    international NGOs, media, donors, as well as other stakeholders in
    recovery, resilience and development.
  • Regular communications products (monthly newsletter, publications) as per the position’s roles and responsibilities;
  • Write feature stories, fact sheets and opinion pieces in English for use in dissemination channels outlets;
  • Identify and pursue media opportunities, including preparation and dissemination of press releases;
  • Clear communication channels and distribution list;
  • Dissemination/communications plans for specific products.
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Critical Interfaces:

  • Closely coordinate and collaborate with all iMMAP IMOs in the
    country, on collating information, creating visuals, success stories and
    knowledge sharing products;
  • Humanitarian stakeholders, including UN sector leads,
    international NGOs, media, donors, as well as other stakeholders in
    recovery, resilience and development.

Outputs:

  • Regular communications products (monthly newsletter, publications) as per the position’s roles and responsibilities;
  • Clear communication channels and distribution list;
  • Dissemination/communications plans for specific products.

Requirements

  • Relevant University Degree or equivalent experience, preferably in Design, Journalism, Information Management or Communications;
  • Experience with creating infographics to clearly communicate concepts, data and processes to non-technical audiences;
  • Experience with producing information and communication outputs
    for a wide range of audiences, including donors, humanitarian
    organisations and the public;
  • Experience in interacting with communication outlets.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience in the humanitarian sector and/or recovery and resilience is highly desirable;
  • Experience with designing and creating easy-to-use templates for a range of print and digital media;

Competencies:
Professional Competencies:
Generic professional competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (professional level fluency)
  • Solid skills in Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, In-design and Illustrator, as well as Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Takes initiatives, manages own use of time and is self-motivating;
  • Proven ability to work in teams;
  • Ability to understand and adapt to complex and dynamic situations;

Context Related Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (professional level fluency);
  • Solid skills in Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, In-design and Illustrator, as well as Word, PowerPoint and Excel;

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Ability to understand and adapt to complex and dynamic situations;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Proven ability to work in teams;
  • Flexible and creative.
  • Takes initiatives, manages own use of time and is self-motivating;


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline: 27th May, 2017.

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