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Paradigm Initiative Nigeria Job For Communications Officer

May 21, 2019, 8:32 AM
Paradigm Initiative is a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for under-served youth. Our programs include digital inclusion programs – such as the Life Skills. ICT. Financial Readiness. Entrepreneurship (LIFE) training program and Tertiary program – and a digital rights program, Magoyi. Across our offices in Nigeria (Aba, Abuja, Ajegunle, Kano, Yaba), Cameroon (Yaoundé), Kenya (Nairobi), and beyond, we work to connect under-served youth with improved livelihoods through our digital inclusion and digital rights programs. We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Communications Officer Location: Nigeria Job Summary
  • Researching, writing, editing and publishing information about Paradigm Initiative. The information will be used for internal publications for employees, management, sponsors, volunteers and or for publications that are distributed to the public.
  • To coordinate and deliver resources and processes in support of the media and communication for Paradigm Initiative.
Roles and Responsibilities Communications:
  • Monitor office internet and web facilities
  • Manage legacy and new media contact across regions
  • Develop communication strategies for projects and PI consulting clients
  • Liaise with other staff and team members to provide excellent digital media content for use on PI’s social media assets
  • Provide advice or specific skills to teams to reinforce the media and communications aspects of all our programs.
  • Manage digital channels and networks, across programs and regions
  • Partner with web developers to design and implement effective web solutions to foster internal and external communications
Financial Management:
  • Manage allotted budgets and reducing the cost of maintaining digital assets
  • Complete all tasks within the framework of the allocated budgets
  • Fundraising for the organization through the deployment of digital media skills
  • Monitor social media networks for grants and funding opportunities for the organization
Business Management:
  • Coordinating meetings and maintain relationships as requested, especially with various media outlets both social and traditional media
  • To play an active role in media and communication, lobby and advocacy on issues related to Paradigm Initiative Programs through social media.
  • Manage media and communication activities as part of the development on our all programs
  • Develop communication strategies for projects and PI consulting clients
  • Identify potential new strategic media partners for Paradigm and develop strategies for working with them.
  • Assist Paradigm Initiative staff and partners in getting relevant messages across to target audiences within and outside the organization on major activities.
  • Liaise with active partners to identify and help them to use rare opportunities to drive Paradigm Initiative’s advocacy issues on various media outlets across Africa
Media Management:
  • Cultivate relationships with key media contacts
  • Compile and maintain media and community database
  • Act as a public spokesperson for Paradigm Initiative by liaising with media and other external parties and giving interviews
  • Monitor website and social media analytics
  • Track media mentions related  to Paradigm Initiative’s work
  • Ensure adequate media coverage for all program activities and functions
  • Regularly identify communication channel and opportunity for fostering effective communication
  • Research and review all content on the website and social media platforms of the organization
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrate broad grasp and understanding of ICT issues and policy in Africa
  • Experience in capacity building and/or training skills highly advantageous
  • Creative thinking, developing, designing, or creating new ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions
  • Available for frequent local and international travel
  • Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Computer Science, Information and Computer Technology, Information Systems or related fields
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Advanced proficiency in social media management and content management systems
  • Experience in communication strategy, project and media management
  • Demonstrate skills in effective media relations, experience in talking directly to media organizations and a high level of writing skills
Remuneration Commensurate with experience and skills     How To Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply   Application Deadline 25th May, 2019. Note: There is a possibility of immediate resumption for role.

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