Senior Communications and Media Officer at FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.


Job Title: Senior Communications and Media Officer

Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Responsibilities

  • The position is responsible for leading the documentation of program success stories, best practices and lessons learnt as well as internal/external communications and media monitoring.
  • The position will develop and implement strategies to raise SIDHAS media profile, as well as ensuring that the project follows USAID and FHI 360 branding and marking requirements.
  • This position also manages all key internal and external events to develop strong public relations for the program.
  • Strategic Communications
  • Media Communications (print, electronic and social media) & Public Relations
  • Events Management
  • Brand Management
  • Strategic Communications:
  • Lead production of communication materials including success stories, bulletins, brochures and other promotional material.
  • Lead and monitor implementation of the communication style guide for all external and internal communication materials (TV and radio programs, presentations, speeches and other documentation).
  • Provide creative, editorial and operational support for communications initiatives and report on progress
  • Maintain library system for all communications materials.
  • Lead and coordinate to conduct Most Significant Changes (MSC) technique to capture the project success stories and good practices.
  • Represent all Nigerian projects at all FHI 360 communication forums (local and regional meetings).
  • Respond to requests from FHI 360 country office and headquarters as well as USAID for information to internal/external audiences.
  • Media Communications and Public Relations:
  • Monitor media, local and donor opinion concerning relevant health areas, FHI 360 Nigeria, and USAID to gauge the effect of the information dissemination strategy and to provide feedback to inform adjustments to future information programming.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with journalists and media outlets.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate the project’s media (including online) strategy in consultation with supervisor.
  • Develop and pitch proactive media opportunities in consultation with programs team.
  • Write and distribute media releases and support production of regular, legally compliant email newsletters and notices to target audiences.
  • Develop online communication materials including video content to increase our social media presence (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn).
  • Maintain oversight of the website, including updating relevant information.
  • Prepare a standard information package on project activities that can be shared with visitors and media as required (including success stories, photos, maps, newsletters and other documents as appropriate).
  • Develop and maintain an updated contact directory of key contacts from different sectors.
  • Events Management:
  • Support the management of public events such as VIP visits, USAID delegate visits, launches, disseminations, exhibitions, conferences etc.– including setting purposes and objectives, roles and responsibilities; pre-planning, briefings, logistics, schedules, presentations, posters, exhibition stands and post conference evaluation.
  • Maintain a calendar of key events in close collaboration with program and technical staff members and implementing partners.
  • Ensure effective implementation and adherence to SIDHAS project branding strategy and marking plan.
  • Ensure proper acknowledgement of SIDHAS project and donors for their contributions.
  • Oversee proper and consistent use of SIDHAS project and USAID logos in line with the project’s branding strategy and marking plan in all supported publications, commodities and activities/events. 
  • Implement plan to promote presence of SIDHAS project and USAID at both national and local level to highlight the contribution made in the field of public health, mainly HIV and AIDS.
  • Conduct regular supportive supervision and monitoring visits to project sites to ensure donor and organizational visibility (branding)
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s level degree with at least 5-7 years works experience or bachelor’s level degree with 7-9 years’ work experience in a similar capacity in an NGO/INGO.
  • Desirable - A minimum of one year demonstrated successful experience in public relations, communications, or related field, is preferred.
  • Ability to travel in Nigeria minimum of 25%.

Location: Abuja

Closing Date
Not Specified.



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