Vacancy For Communications (and Engagement) Officer at the Women for Women International (WfWI)

The Women for Women International (WfWI) - In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International (WfWI) supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community. Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) has helped nearly 429,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in eight countries, offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. We are recruiting to fill the position below:     Job Title: Communications (and Engagement) Officer Location: Jos, Plateau Purpose

  • The Communications Officer will focus on positioning Women for Women International (WfWI) in terms of media and events to increase visibility and engagement.
  • He will focus on assisting in developing stories and content to be shared through WfWI’s digital platforms.
  • He will develop content that is timely and that advances key messages and engages supporters while working with the Communications team on an overall social media strategy that is aligned with the greater communications strategy.
  • Edit photographs and produce short videos to enhance WfWI-N’s multimedia storytelling, and develop creative briefs to guide graphic designers and video editors for larger projects
  • Assist in drafting press releases, speeches and blogs using best practices in impact story-telling to advance our brand and key messages
  • Develop and update fact sheets, talking points, speeches, pitch packets, and outreach materials to support external engagements for key departments
  • Strengthen and support internal communications as needed
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
  • Manage content development and posts on all WfWI digital platforms
  • Work with the country office communications team to manage and grow collection of stories and multimedia assets
  • Assist in reviewing WfWI-N external/internal communications to ensure adherence to brand guidelines
  • Work with the country office communications team to develop a social media strategy that folds in to larger communications and external engagement strategy
  • Assist in collaborating across departments in the country office and reviewing internal communications to identify potential story leads and ideas for WfWI’s blog and website
  • Monitor news and identify opportunities to position WfWI-N on various issues
Qualifications and Skills
  • 2-4 years of experience working at an international development or communications (including journalism/PR) organization
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
  • A commitment to Women for Women International’s mission and vision
  • Persuasive and effective writing skills with a journalistic approach to impact storytelling
  • Experience working with reporters and producers
  • Working knowledge of social media tools
  • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to balance tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • A strong interest in women’s issues, as they are tied to war, economic development, health and human rights
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Language fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking) and local language (Hausa) skills are required
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook)
  • Ability to work outside of working hours as needed
  • Strong writing and proof-reading skills
  • Experience managing social media platforms on behalf of an organization
  • Persuasive writing skills and ability to use a journalistic approach to tell impact stories to various audiences
  • Firm understanding of resources needed (and ability to think creatively) in order to maximize social media and passion for developing content to support that objective
  • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Self-starter who can work both independently and coordinate with a team
  • Ability to balance tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with photo/video/graphic and Media management software
    How To Apply Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following Application materials: updated CV, Cover Letter and three (3) professional references to: Please specify Communications (and Engagement) Officer in the subject line.   Applications Deadline 24th August, 2018.   Note
  • Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled prior to the closing date. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited to interview. No telephone inquiries please.

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