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  • Junior Communication Manager - Northern Education Initiative Plus at Creative Associates International

  • Posted on: 16 August, 2019 Deadline: 22 August, 2019
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  • Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, DC., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S.Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike

    Junior Communication Manager - Northern Education Initiative Plus


    Project Summary

    • The Northern Education Initiative Plus project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

    Position Summary

    • The Junior Communications Manager will manage the public affairs and information operations of the Northern Education Initiative Plus in Bauchi, Sokoto and the head office in Abuja.
    • Reporting & Supervision: This position is located in Abuja with frequent travel to Bauchi and Sokoto states. The position holder reports to the Chief of Party.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Supervises communications outreach activities for the dissemination of information on project activities
    • Implements public relations programs to release positive publicity about the program through various media
    • Responds to all press inquiries, in accordance with Creative’s corporate media policy
    • Advises and counsels program on public relations techniques impacting program activities including potential problems and opportunities in the various communities served
    • Promotes communication to the USAID Mission about the project for dissemination on Mission web pages orto other USAID Missions and to HQ for publication in quarterly newsletters and web
    • Writes news releases, success stories, daily reports, weekly reports, quarterly reports, and other project documents
    • Creates and implements outreach activities demonstrating USAID impact on social media
    • The position holder is responsible for managing activities of the Communications Officer

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Undergraduate degree (Master's degree preferred) in Communications, English, Journalism or related field
    • Minimum 5 years proven experience in journalism, publishing, or related area.
    • Ability to use standard computer and software applications: Advanced MS Word, Advanced Power Point, Advanced MS Publisher, intermediate Excel
    • Ability to work independently, within a team environment
    • Must be highly organized, able to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
    • The ideal candidate must have a great deal of initiative and integrity, an understanding and/or interest in the work of NEJ Plus Project, and a balance of creative, technical, and interpersonal skills

    Method of Application

    Candidates should send their comprehensive Resume with a brief Cover Letter as ONE MS Word document or PDF to: specifying the position in the subject line of the email.

    Note: Only finalists will be contacted please, no phone calls

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