Education as a Vaccine is a non-profit organization created in 2000 to improve the health and development of children and young people. EVA envisions a Nigeria where children and young people reach their full potentials and work to build and implement innovative and sustainable mechanism for improved quality of life for vulnerable children and young people.
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We are looking for a communications officer, who’s ready to join our communication team and add value to our PR and developmental strides.
Key Task and Responsibilities This will include:
Support production of MyQ quarterly newsletter and other general updates according to the communication and program objectives. For this purpose, gathers information (including interviews) with EVA staff, partners and beneficiaries.
Packaging and disseminating MyQ reports, case studies, tools and other materials to maximize their use; Working closely with the Visual Communication Officer on the layout and design of any external
The Communications Officer will provide advice and other practical support for the furtherance of MyQ core functions. This will involve:
Supporting programs team in the development of progress reports to donors and other stakeholders;
Supporting the ICCS team in mobilizing individuals to participate in campaigns.
Supporting the fundraising team in the development and execution of fundraising events and campaigns
Provide support to MyQ staff in the preparation of case studies, research publications, and lessons learnt reports etc. communication materials both offline and online.
Updating the content of the website on a monthly basis to ensure dissemination of the organizational progress and achievement.
Proactively seeking new resources where EVA and its work should feature.
Relations with media:
Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication channels with mass media representatives, news services, editors, etc.
Source and secure media opportunities for EVA to showcase its work during key commemoration days such as World AIDS Day, Children’s Day; International Women’s Day;
Prepare news releases and other public briefing notes in relation to key developments in EVA’s work
Social media Engagement:
The communications officer will work with individual staff to increase EVA’s social media presence to ensure that it improves EVA’s brand presence and remain useful to its stakeholders. This will include:
Developing creative content for posting on MyQ facebook page, YouthPulse and Instagram page
Updating all social media outlet at least twice a day with routine information about MyQ program activities
Responding to comments and request coming from social media postings
Coordinating the use of social media for reporting on the activities with other individual staff during special events
Demand Creation and Strategy:
Support the implementation of the demand creation and strategy within the locality and other sites as designated by the project coordinator
Seek out unique opportunities to promote the MyQ service to young people between the ages of 10-24 years.
Represent MyQ service at external meetings and programs as designated by the project coordinator
Support tracking of the implementation of the marketing strategy in states by collating reports from the focal persons
Support the generation of program monthly reports for the hotline and/or SMS components
Support the program coordinator in the development of project budgets
Track and report on project progress and outcome using the organization's monitoring and evaluation tools
Source for new funding opportunities and contribute to the development of proposals and concept papers for the project.
Handle any other task or responsibility assigned by the Program Coordinator, Program manager or ED.
A B.Sc or HND in Mass Communication or Media Studies
At least 2-3 years’ experience in similar position
Highly organized and detail orientated.
Can work under intense pressure without losing focus.
Strong skills in time management and ability to meet tight deadlines
Self-motivated and can work with minimum supervision
Extensive writing ability
Excellent Oral communication skills
Can work with a team to deliver positive results
Strongly believes in and willing to uphold human rights values and positive youth development