Action Against Hunger | AAH-International works to save lives by
combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable
communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation,
health and advocacy.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Job Title: Advocacy and Communications Officer
Location: Dutse, Jigawa
- The Advocacy and Communications Officer will play a key role in
implementing the Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) funded by the
UK’s Department for International Development and being implemented
jointly by Action Against Hunger (AAH) and by Save the Children UK
(SCUK). From 2013-2019, CDGP will provide 110,000 pregnant women and
mothers with children under two with unconditional cash transfers and
nutrition behaviour change communication training in a bid to contribute
to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in
- Develop a communication plan, tools and materials to ensure
successful program implementation of CDGP for various stakeholders
(beneficiaries, community, donor government and other).
- Establish formal relationship with SCI CDGP technical
counterpart to ensure streamlining of CDGP advocacy and communication
messaging, tools and materials.
- Liaise closely with Senior Management from AAH and CDGP SCI to
develop and support the integration of new communication approaches,
tools and techniques into the CDGP as the program scales up and rolls
- Maintain contact and other relevant information about key stakeholders and audiences involved in CDGP.
- Assist logistics with tenders for outsourced services relating to communications and media.
- Document and share good practice from planning, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of activities at the local community and state
- Organize learning, knowledge sharing and capitalization
workshops at local level to enable lessons learned to be used in future
program design in collaboration with DPM M&E/PQA Officer.
- Review and adapt AAH advocacy and communication tools, materials
and systems for the CDGP and Northern Nigeria context while also
ensuring adherence to AAH institutional communication policies and
- Maintain and organize advocacy and communication data and materials.
- Support the Social Protection Program Manager and FSL Program
Manager in the timely dissemination of program information internally
- Represent AAH externally in relevant local and state level forums and technical working groups.
- A minimum of one year experience with Master’s or Bachelor’s
degree in communications, journalism, international relations, public
administration or related field.
Essential Skills and Experience
- Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive.
- Highly collaborative in style; experience in developing and implementing communications strategies.
- Excellent writing/editing, analytical and verbal communication skills.
- Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
- Experience in working with NGO donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities.
- Fluency in Hausa and English (Written and Spoken).
- Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word) and Publisher Experience in humanitarian communications.
- Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”.
- High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve
as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both
the strategic and tactical levels.
- Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent
groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program
participants, and other supporters.
- Experience in designing and leading media campaign or communication strategies.
- Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
- Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Previous experience with food security and livelihoods
programming, particularly cash based interventions (i.e. cash for work,
cash transfers or cash vouchers)
- Previous experience with behaviour change communication programming
- Previous experience with AAH.
- To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of
interest as one attachment, and indicate the full position title and
location in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. For
example, “Advocacy and Communications Officer-Dutse”.
- Also note that applications will be processed on FIRST COME
FIRST SERVED basis and any application received without these
specifications will not be considered.
- Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
- Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application and CV’s by email to: email@example.com
Application Deadline: 1st June, 2017.