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Communications Specialist at the International Support Network for African Development

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The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) in Ibadan, Nigeria is a UNEP-accredited non-government organization that is committed to raising global and multi-stakeholder support for green growth in Africa through various programs and initiatives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Communications Specialist

Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Job Details

  • ISNAD-Africa invites applications for the Communications Specialist role to support her organisational and programme operations.
  • Communications in ISNAD-Africa is in three major workstreams:
    • Corporate Communications
    • Digital Marketing and Advocacy, and
    • Policy (Research and Engagement)
  • Successful candidate will be required to meet the requirements for Corporate
  • Communications and at least one of Digital Marketing or Policy Research and Engagement. Excellence in the trio is an added advantage with additional benefit.

Roles

  • Content creation (blogs and articles, media briefs, press release, newsletters, magazines, etc)
  • Engagement with partners and media organisations
  • Community management of online digital networking and convergence platform (such as catalysing participation, response to inquiries and complaints from users, etc)
  • Overall operation and management of programme and organisational communications
  • Proposal and report writing with support from programme team
  • Audio-visual reporting and presentations

Reporting line:

  • Successful applicant will work with team members and report to the Executive Director.

Education Requirements

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English or French Language, Marketing, among other related disciplines. A postgraduate degree, fellowships, among other graduate trainings will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of a Second Class (Upper Division) is required. A minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience

Skill Set
Corporate Communications:

  • A self-starter, self-motivated, community builder who can work alone.
  • Ability to develop an overall organisational communications plan
  • The position is well suited for an Environmental Journalist or an experienced communications specialist focused on environmental issues.
  • In addition to Corporate Communications, candidate must meet the criteria for at least either Digital Marketing or Policy Research and Engagement.
  • Oversight of wide range of communications activities
  • Ability to conduct research and critical thinking for effective content creation
  • Excellent professional presentation and public speaking and writing skills with data and storytelling (for audio-visual presentation, email, Newsletters, Media Briefs, Magazine, Reports, etc).
  • Committed to green growth, environment, sustainable development, climate change, nature conservation or other related themes and follows recent trends in this field.
  • Excellent proficiency in English language (writing and speaking) is required

Digital Marketing:
Required Skill Set:

  • Experience in branding
  • Analytics and reporting
  • Develop and implement overall digital marketing strategies as well as social media campaigns
  • Being creative, dynamic, forward-thinking, among others Staying on top of digital marketing trends and implementing them.

Policy Research and Engagement:
Required Skill Set:

  • Follow updates on green growth (or environmental) subjects from relevant stakeholders from across the globe, such as knowledge products (reports, briefs, etc), events, meetings, among others
  • Monitor policy and regulatory developments and address any emerging issues proactively and strategically
  • Read, analyse and syntheses knowledge products (reports, briefs, etc) and write policy briefs for ISNAD-Africa
  • Develop, within the identified policy priorities evidence and advocacy messaging for assigned priorities
  • Responsible for internal organisational policy compliance.
  • Support management team in working with public stakeholders and stakeholders management
  • A background in social sciences would be an added advantage for this, but not required.

Added Advantage (but not required):

  • Proficiency in French language is an asset
  • Experience in working with media organisations
  • Experience in working with NGOs, policy-related work, media, communications, or administration are added advantage for the role
  • Proposal writing skill
  • Being versed in other ICT skills such as Content SEO, Html or graphic design are not required but can be added advantage
  • Existing relationships with media organisations is an asset.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to engage in sustainable development projects that is focused on green growth (generally environmental projects) that contributes to various sustainable development goals
  • Opportunity to work in an international team on high-impact initiatives for green growth in Africa including partners from international and multilateral organisations across the globe
  • Opportunity to participate in international and local conferences among other meetings, where necessary
  • In addition to monthly remuneration, exceptional performance will attract additional monthly bonus.
  • The role is suited for those who are interested in the Operations as a career path, those who are interested in development field, passionate about green growth or sustainability or interested in working in non-profits.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send the following below as a single file to: [email protected] with “Communications for Green Growth: Corporate Communications and (mention the other option that you select from Digital Marketing/Policy Research and Engagement)” on the subject line:

  • Resume (Please, include sex and date of birth)
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample (policy briefs, media briefs, reports, published articles, etc)
  • Please include weblinks to your audio-visual speech/presentation in your resume and/or Cover Letter.

 

Application Deadline 9th December, 2021.

 

Note

  • The position is based in Ibadan, Nigeria. Please note that successful applicants may be required to work remotely for a few months after recruitment and when the need arises.
  • The work duties are from Monday to Friday but would require meetings during weekends. However, the meetings are conducted remotely.
  • Qualified and Interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible

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