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National Communications Coordinator at SOS Children's Villages Nigeria

SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria is one of 134 Member Associations working under the umbrella of SOS Children’s Villages International, an international non-governmental social development organization that works with all our stakeholders to find the most appropriate response to the situation of children at risk of losing parental care and those without parental care. We focus on the child’s development into a self-supporting and contributing member of the society, and in the recognition that a child’s development to his or her full potential is best realized in a caring family environment Since 1973, we have been active in Nigeria, with footprints across the country in Isolo (Lagos State), Owu-Ijebu (Ogun State), Jos (Plateau State) Ibadan (Oyo State), Kaduna (Kaduna State) and Gwagwalada, (Federal Capital Territory). In the bid to expand to reach more children of our target group, we urgently require skilled individuals to fill the following vacancy:

Job Title: National Communications Coordinator 

Location: Abuja 

Educational Level     At least a bachelor degree in Mass Communications, English and other related areas and 3 years cognate experience
Job Information    
The overview of responsibility of the National Communication Coordinator is to support the Fund Development & Communication function and the organization to manage communication within and outside the organization, as well as to develop emergency plans in the sector to protect the Organization’s reputation according to the Organization’s regulations. He/she will build relationships with traditional media, by producing timely and strategic content for the organization’s multiple social media and multimedia platforms and place stories, with an emphasis on increasing the support for children who have lost, or at the risk of losing parental care.

Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinate and prepare the Leadership for press conference and coverage, manage the organization’s social media accounts by maintaining active social networking presence and ensure consistency in the organization’s messaging to diverse audiences.
  • Manage creation, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic materials for the external audience.
  • Manage and produce written and visual/multimedia content for email, website, and social media networks to raise the visibility and supports the organization’s fundraising drive.
  • Plan and manage projects that use visuals, video, and/or multimedia story-telling to support the organization’s work. Potential projects could include producing short web videos or infographics on timely issues, supervising design consultant work, and designing flyers.
  • Build relationships with media outlets and key communications partners that will lead to mainstream media coverage of the organization’s events and track news coverage of the organization and its key issues.
  • Develop and incorporate new communications tools and creative disseminations strategies to strengthen the organization’s programming.
  • At least a bachelor degree in Mass Communications, English and other related areas and 3 years cognate experience
  • Work experience with the OVC issues/experience in working with diverse communities or social development organizations.
  • Experience using various social media platforms and knowledge of social media engagement strategies.
  • Strong communication skills – with demonstrated ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and grammatically correct content and presentation.
  • Creative thinking and proven systematic organizational skills to work independently without supervision, determine workload priorities to complete work in a timely manner, and identify and resolve problems.
  • Proven skill at working in a collective environment, including interpersonal skills to interact sensitively with colleagues, children, young adults, community members, and workers from diverse social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing relationships with and pitching news stories to media.
  • Graphic design skills and video/multimedia production will be an added advantage
Closing Date: 26th October 2017

Method of Application
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