The Communications Coordinator will work with our HMO management and program teams for effective internal and external communications, including writing briefs and reports, writing contents for website and newsletters; documenting success stories and case studies; and promoting positive media coverage;
S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Country's BDM and in close coordination with the Media Manager and Program Managers. The position will be based in Porthercout and will include frequent field travels.
Support and assist the Country's BDM to develop and implement an effective communication strategy;
Develop and manage the BSM Nigeria traditional and online Communication Strategy. This includes working with the Design, Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning Manager, Media Manager and Program Managers to develop both internal and external messages that support senior leadership, reinforce the attainment of the organization’s objectives, and are aligned with the organization’s global communication strategy; ensuring the clarity and consistency of communication materials, as well as collecting feedback on communications in order to determine best practices and areas for improvement;
Integrate key communications messages into program products, activities and processes;
Ensure donor compliance on communication, branding and marking all Nigeria projects;
Coordinate with program staff and generate and write contents on behalf of Nigeria for global newsletters and websites, and publicity materials;
Produce a bi-monthly newsletter for internal and external communications, highlighting key activities, achievements and major upcoming events;
Promote BDM's mission and results through internal and external communication tools including, newsletters, website, social media and public events.
Promote BDM Nigeria's events and activities working closely with the program teams; and support the program teams to plan and implement publicity and promotional activities and events;
Increase BDM Nigeria’s online presence by growing its audience and increasing engagement through social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Maintain and update media files, organize press clippings and photo files, and organize and manage collateral and promotional material inventory;
Prepare presentations and speeches for public events and manage stakeholders’ database and invitations;
Develop and maintain relations with national and international media and coordinate with the BDM HQ in order to ensure maximum coverage of events and projects in Nigeria;
Develop media statements, fact sheets, press releases, press kits, etc. for all events and activities;
Communicate with target groups, communities, partners and stakeholders to understand and address the program’s end-user information and communications needs; and
Proactively collect, document and write success stories and case studies; proposal and report briefs.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
Bachelor’s degree in communications and mass media, advertising, marketing or related field;
Be good in communications, advocacy, social marketing, advertising, media and public relations, and campaigning;
Substantial experience of working with news organizations, print and/or broadcast;
Sound experience of working with creative services/advertising/event-management agencies to fulfill commissioning, procuring, contracting, developing and producing marketing/campaign/advertising materials and products; good working knowledge of media buying will be an asset;
Understanding of and experience in harnessing traditional and social media for awareness-raising and advocacy, social media savvy;
Strong command of English language, with excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal communication skills;
Excellent analytical skills and ability to produce high quality written materials for different audience;
Creative writing, editing, photography, presentation, public speaking and active listening skills;
Creative, entrepreneurial and collaborative; ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; and
Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
Interested applicants should send their CV to peetwo4god @ gmail .com not later than 30th April, 2017