Tuesday, August 24, 2010

UNDP: Information & Communications Officer

NigeriaUNDP is recruiting for Information & Communications Officer to be based in Port Harcourt, for a contract duration of one year
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Programme Manager, the Information and Communications Officer will:

* Study and assess initiatives taken by different institutions to increase dialogue and communication, document good practices and lessons learnt to enhance citizens and stakeholders’ participation in development programmes.
* Prepare, coordinate and implement an information and communications plan for the Niger Delta Local Development Programme.
* Raise awareness and increased understanding of the local governance and development approach and its impact on States, local governments and local communities.
* Plan, develop and disseminate complete, clear, well written materials including print and broadcast media; brochures, booklets and audio-visual materials; press packs, newsletter and web-based instruments to the pilot States, local governments, local communities, NGOs, CBOs, the private sector and interested actors.
* Design a framework for monitoring and evaluation of information and communication activities spearheaded by the programme including specific mechanisms for receiving and utilizing feedback.
* Provide advice to PMU staff on communication strategies and support the production of training materials.
* Develop strategic partnerships and good working relations with the programme’s stakeholders in order to maximize its impact.
* Assist with the organisation of communication and training events.
* Assist with the set up and maintenance of programme (intranet and internet) network.

Required Skills and Experience


* The Information and Communications Officer should possess at least a Masters degree in communications


* Minimum of seven years experience.
* S/he should have: experience in successfully formulating strategies to increase dialogue and communication with as well as developing and delivering information and communication materials to population groups with limited literacy and numeracy located mostly in remote rural areas.
* Knowledge of methods and tools for measuring knowledge, attitudes, practices and behaviour (KAPB) will be an asset.
* S/he should also have an appropriate professional background, preferably in social communications and/or marketing, or in journalism, with public or private sector institutions, focused on development and/or corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes; experience of web editing and production of printed and audio-visual materials; and, confidence and ability to present sensitive and complex issues concisely.

Language Requirements:

* Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

Method of Application

To apply, then click on the link below. Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Deadline:  1st September, 2010.
Click here to apply online.

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