Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR) is an independent development policy research and capacity building organization that offers a platform for policy dialogue and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to influence policies significantly using rigorous evidence and dialogue of experts in order to help shape development outcomes in Nigeria and Africa more broadly.
As an offshoot of Solina consulting group, SCIDaR approaches this important endeavor with unique capabilities. These include background in operational research, experiential learning and innovation associated with experience in transformational projects in the health and education sectors, real world and real time insights from work being done by affiliates in Solina Group and other partners, and ability to attract high-caliber persons from government, private sector, development community and end users. These capabilities are being deployed in research and engagement in health systems development; agricultural productivity and value chains; education, skills and labor market; innovation and economic development; governance and security; and private sector’s role in provision of public goods
The communications manager is responsible for initiating, planning, and managing the public relations activities of SCIDaR. He/She will be responsible for promoting and expanding the reach and impact of the Center’s activities and knowledge products. These include organization of events including conferences, seminars and workshops, and management of production and dissemination of educational and advocacy materials such as articles, videos, analysis, OpEds (columns), opinion pieces, and around the halls. The officer is responsible for planning the overall communications strategy and promotion of SCIDaR and its programs across media outlets including television, radio and print, as well as seminars and speaking opportunities, direct mail and online means such as websites, blogs, wikis, and social network portals (Facebook, twitter, etc.) The officer will report directly to the Executive Director and work with senior management in the course of duty
Desired Skills and Experience
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