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Communications Officer at Idmibok International (360 HSDC)

Idmibok International (360 HSDC) is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of:Job Overview

The Communications Officer will be responsible for proactively developing and implementing a coordinated and innovative communications and media strategy that will use a range of high-quality communications tactics, dissemination strategies, materials, specific events/initiatives; and creative tools, including social media to help achieve Idmibok International’s goals.

Job Responsibilities


Provide editorial service to other departments, overseeing copy editing, design and print, especially in the development of proposals and bids to ensure that design and verbiage is in concert with the donor’s tone of communication
Lead internal and external communications about the organization and its projects, ensuring availability of project page on Idmibok International’s website and regular update of project information on the website, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and other approved media platforms.
Innovate ideas and approaches for delivering social media and digital content for promoting Idmibok International’s programmes, influencing & campaigns and fundraising focus.
Support development of organization and project-wide communication strategy and creative briefs that will guide the development of media messages and materials
Create communications strategy to achieve project communications objectives.
Identify communication goals, target audience, communication plan and channels for every project.
Identify and maximize opportunities to raise the visibility and profile of the organizations and its program, both internationally and in-country.
Develop and maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
Work within donor marking and branding agreement for projects to ensure donor visibility and branding guidelines are adhered to where relevant and appropriate to the context
Develop compelling communications materials for the organization and its projects based on lessons learned and experiences from the project for print and online
Support in the preparation of timely program reports (quarterly, semi-annual and annual) for projects, the organization and donors; ensuring utmost quality in collaboration with M&E and other technical staff
Develop case studies, success stories for projects and ensure that these meet the donor and Idmibok’s child safeguarding policies.
Explore opportunities to communicate about projects with a wide variety of state and national level stakeholders, using innovative methods.
Prepare reports, factsheets, newsletter, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, while simultaneously ensuring that strong procedures are set in place to document program learning.
Review and approve key messages points, press releases, and other media materials produced by programs, ensuring compliance to agreed protocols.
Acquire information and understanding of social policy and adapt strategies, as necessary.
Act as in –house brand specialist ensuring all Idmibok International’s branding requirements are complied with by all staff
Work with individuals and departments throughout the organisation to design and deliver internal communication campaigns to engage staff in internal and external initiatives and key organisational moments by coming up with creative concepts and developing strategies, identifying relevant tools and channels, executing the campaign, and promoting it
Monitor and evaluate communications and media coverage and make recommendations on future activity
Engage with traditional and social media to actively promote Idmibok International’s image and visibility
Edit and produce Idmibok International’s content in a variety of formats including print and digital. Provide on demand support to colleagues with layout of simple documents and publications as may be required.
Develop and facilitate content to contribute to building communications skills and capacity in other teams across the organization.
Help to coordinate communications activity and content across the organization; developing Terms of References for engagement of outsourced communications consultants and managing them to deliver quality work in line with consultancy requirements.


Qualifications:


A minimum of a first degree in Social Science, Communications, Public Health or related field of study. Master’s degree in Public Health, Communications or related field of study will be an added advantage.
A minimum of five (5) years in communications in an International NGO
Demonstrated working on proposal and bids
Demonstrated experience in communications, advocacy and policy development/research.
Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional and new media and its role in raising awareness, engagement and shaping public policy
Demonstrated understanding of key population and community-based programming in Nigeria
Knowledge and experience of using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, or other design software used to produce and layout publications and other communication materials
Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
Knowledge of a range of measuring and analytics tools, and the ability to apply metrics to media & social media activity
Proven ability to think creatively to generate a wide range of communications materials & media coverage
Ability to forge effective collaborative working relationships within the team and with colleagues from across the organisation
Excellent organisation and time management skills
Ability to prioritise workload and work under pressure
Commitment to Idmibok International’s values and a working style that reflects these
Excellent written and editorial skills, with the ability to write tailored, effective content for specific audiences
Accuracy and keen attention to detail, to produce high quality communications
Experience of liaising with journalists








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