Jobs at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the
United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria in
1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy
and capacity building organisation.
The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for
democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect
critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and
development processes in West Africa, and also to provide alternatives
and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the
region
We require Interns to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communication Intern
Location: Abuja
Internship Programme

  • CDD is known for offering unique working experience to new set of young population in Nigeria and West Africa.
  • The internship programme has in the past recorded success in
    providing practical work experience by working with outstanding career
    professionals and senior staff with vast experience in governance, peace
    and security across West Africa.
  • As a continuation of our tradition, this internship programme is designed to:
    • Attract pool of young talented and potential employees;
    • Create an opportunity for career development for its successful participants;
    • Further create a network of advocates for CDD’s engagements/activities; and
    • Provide support and improved work outputs for existing program, administrative and finance staff.

Duration
Internship is available on a short term basis of not more than six months.
Job Responsibilities

  • Provide support in coordinating the media on disseminating information about CDD programmes, activities, and events.
  • Liase with both electronic and the print media on branding of CDD’s work and profile.
  • Keep database of media contacts nationally and internationally.
  • Provide support in the development of CDD’s Annual reports .
  • Management of organization’s websites and social media platforms.
  • Assist in writing r and disseminating press releases on CDD’s work to media
  • Layout and infographic design of all CDD reports
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Person Specification

  • Degree in Mass Communication, English Language, Communication Art, or any related course.
  • At least one years’ experience in books publication
  • Ability to organize press conferences at short notice
  • Ability to thrive under pressure with limited support
  • Ability to develop visualization and manage website
  • Effective and persuasive communication skills
  • Fluency in both English and French is an added advantage,
  • Excellent analytical, writing and ‘actioning’ skills
  • Excellent inter-personal, presentational and public speaking skills
  • IT Skills, video coverage and editing.

Job Title: Programme Intern
Location:
Abuja
Internship Programme

  • CDD is known for offering unique working experience to new set of young population in Nigeria and West Africa.
  • The internship programme has in the past recorded success in
    providing practical work experience by working with outstanding career
    professionals and senior staff with vast experience in governance, peace
    and security across West Africa.
  • As a continuation of our tradition, this internship programme is designed to:
    • Attract pool of young talented and potential employees;
    • Create an opportunity for career development for its successful participants;
    • Further create a network of advocates for CDD’s engagements/activities; and
    • Provide support and improved work outputs for existing program, administrative and finance staff.

Duration
Internship is available on a short term basis of not more than six months.
Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in organizing events and outreach activities that the organization is working on.
  • Provide support in tracking and monitoring newspaper reports
    and press clippings on elections, policies and programmes of
    government, security issues and other thematic issues that the
    organization is working on.
  • Provide support in the preparation of reports to donor agencies and for CDD annual reports.
  • Represent the Centre at meetings, networks and coalitions
  • Carrying out other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time by the Head of Programme.
  • Assist with relevant research reports for and writing of proposals to donor agencies.
  • Assist with transcription of interviews and any recording that are useful for the work of the organization.
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Person Specification

  • Degree in the Social Sciences, Humanities or related field
  • Ability to thrive under pressure with limited support
  • Effective and persuasive communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal, presentational and public speaking skills
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Knowledge of Elections, Peace & Security and/or Gender issues in West Africa,
  • Fluency in both English and French is an added advantage,
  • Excellent analytical, writing and ‘actioning’ skills


Note:
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should forward a one page Application plus a maximum 3 page CV to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org

Application Deadline: 7th June, 2017.

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