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  • Posted on: 4 September, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Equal Access is an international not for profit organization (501c3), headquartered in San Francisco and working throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. A communications for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization, Equal Access creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world such as women & girls’ empowerment, youth life skills & livelihoods, human rights, health and civic participation & governance.

    Communications Manager (Local Hire)

     

    Location: Northern Nigeria
    Travel Requirements:Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, and field-based activities in Northern Nigeria
    Project:Equal Access-Nigeria AREWA24 TV Project

    Reports to: Director General, Equal Access-Nigeria AREWA24

    PROGRAM BACKGROUND:
    Equal Access (EA) is an international not for profit organization (501c3), headquartered in San Francisco and working throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. A communications for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization, Equal Access creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that foster peace building and social cohesion, women & girls’ empowerment, youth life skills & livelihoods, human rights, health, as well as civic participation and good governance in the developing world.

    EA has launched AREWA24, a satellite TV project which can be viewed on NILESAT 102, frequency 12226 focused on Hausa speakers in northern Nigeria and seeks a Communications Manager to help manage the growth of AREWA24 and its Nigeria program.

    This position will be an exceptional opportunity to:

    • Reach a wide and diverse audience through well-conceived communications strategies;
    • Innovate through different marketing channels, including online, paid and unpaid media;
    • Work with outstanding talents
    • Create significant impact in a growing organization; and
    • Immerse in an exciting and flexible start-up environment.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop and oversee the execution of national communications and marketing strategies that leverage AREWA24’s unique strengths.
    • Develop media messages and images to encourage viewership and garner support for the channel’s growth and development.
    • Promote, through press articles, advertising and branding, the work and name of AREWA24 and its original and premier TV programming
    • Build and maintain contacts with the press and other national media (including television and radio) and serve as spokesperson
    • Design and execute online and print marketing campaigns, using viral marketing techniques and social media to raise awareness and attract supporters.
    • Develop advertising and other programs to educate and engage youth audiences and to encourage their long-term commitment and engagement with AREWA24.
    • Demonstrate high energy and strong leadership skills, internally and externally, serving as an effective representative of AREWA24.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education:

    • Advanced degree in marketing, communications, or mass communications

    Work Experiences:

    • More than 7 years high-level experience in communications and/or marketing.
    • Demonstrated success directing a communications and marketing campaigns, including developing a strategic vision.
    • Experience in coordinating with media outlets and developing targeted marketing and promotional materials
    • Able to work under extreme pressure and deadlines

    Language Skills:

    • Superior oral and written communications skills in both Hausa and English.

    Method of Application

    To apply, please send your application including a cover letter, updated CV, and three references to equalaccessng@gmail.com no later than September 30, 2014. Please note that we may consider applications and begin the interview process prior to the closing date

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