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  • Posted: Aug 16, 2019
    Deadline: Aug 22, 2019
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  • Creative Associates International provides outstanding, on-the-ground development services and forges partnerships to deliver sustainable solutions to global challenges. Its experts focus on building inclusive educational systems, transitioning communities from conflict to peace, developing sustainable economic growth, engaging youth, promoting transparen...
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    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: recruiting@crea-neiplus.com specifying the position in the subject line of the email.

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

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