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Job Alert: Media and Communication Coordinator (INGO Forum) – Abuja at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
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    Media and Communication Coordinator (INGO Forum) – Abuja

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 5 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Media / Advertising / Branding&nbsp

    Employment Type: Contract
    Percentage of full-time: 100
    Positions: 1


    • INGO Forum in partnership with NRC is looking for a Media and Communication Coordinator, in Abuja Nigeria. The purpose of the role is to engage the Nigerian and international media on specific member-led issues and to produce and distribute the content of NIF members based on the Media and Communications strategy 2020.
    • NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja.
    • NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
    • The INGO Forum in Nigeria was formed in late 2014 to develop a collaborative platform for effective and principled INGO interaction, engagement and coordination for humanitarian, recovery and development interventions in Nigeria.
    • Since inception, the INGO Forum has become a critical platform for ensuring effective information sharing and analysis; leadership on advocacy and policy engagement; and liaison with government/donor/UN engagement and engagement ensuring the perspectives of INGOs and affected populations are ultimately included in decision-making processes.
    • The INGO Forum is governed by a core membership of 41 members (and 6 observers) with new member applications pending approval on a regular basis, The INGO Forum is governed by an elected Steering Committee of five Country Directors and a Chair that works alongside a full-term Secretariat. Since March 2017, the INGO Forum is administratively hosted by NRC in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja as well as Maiduguri.
    • The Media and Communication Coordinator reports to the Forum Policy Advisor (INGO Forum).

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ensure adherence with NRC / NIF policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines and donor/auditor requirements as regards to all printed and online publications.
    • Promote, give input, guidance, and advice on general communications work, including social media posts and publications for NIF as required. .
    • Initiate, research and develop press releases and media targeted information products as needed and requested for NIF.
    • Develop and maintain a list of media contacts and establish professional media relationships for NIF in Nigeria. Acts as a focal point for all inquiries from journalists.
    • Create multi-media materials to promote INGO member’s work including photos, short videos, and effective PowerPoint presentations. This can include supporting
    • INGO members with media production such as beneficiary stories as required.
    • Conduct weekly or daily media monitoring of relevant updates, analysis periodically with line manager, general management team and staff, either through writing or by presentations.
    • Supports the production of key messages and on a wide variety of issues driven by members’ needs for a wide variety of audiences including; donors, the United Nations, the government, the state, and journalists.
    • Build relationships with INGO member communication counterparts and identify opportunities to work collaboratively in the production of outputs.
    • Develop project/program communication products in liaison with Information management officer and policy advisor ensuring adherence to INGO Forum standard communication and branding guidelines


    • Advanced university degree in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Journalism, Social Sciences, International Development or related technical field (minimum master’s degree).
    • Five years experience in a similar role within an NGO (local or international), in a newspaper or research institution.
    • Experience writing press releases and related media focused materials.
    • Experience in developing and using a variety of social media platforms.
    • Experiencing in designing a variety of multi-media outputs such as PowerPoint presentations, taking high-quality photos, and videos.
    • Demonstrated ability or experience in finding new creative media angles and new platforms to present communications work
    • Working against tight deadlines and ensuring high-quality standards.
    • Experience in building relationships.
    • Strong communication, coordination, and representational skills.
    • Knowledge of and contacts in Nigerian Media
    • Contextual knowledge of northeast Nigeria is an asset.

    Personal Qualities:

    • Planning and delivering results
    • Empowering and building trust
    • Communicating with impact and respect
    • Handling an insecure environment
    • A good sense of humour is an asset
    • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience in humanitarian settings.
    • Knowledge of and contacts in Nigerian Media

    We Can Offer

    • Commencement: March 2020
    • Duration: 10 months (One-year renewal)
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions of grade-level 7 step 1
    • Duty station: Abuja, with frequent travels. Travel outside Abuja is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
    • An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on to apply
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