VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – Knowledge & Information Management/Communication Officer, Ibadan

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Reproductive Health and Family planning (RH/FP), Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration. We seek applications from qualified persons for the following positions under the USAID (ARFH LOPIN-Region 1) OVC Programming.

  1. Knowledge & Information Management/Communication Officer, IBADAN

Reports to Chief of Party with following responsibilities:

  • The job holder will have responsibility for projecting the image of the organization and implemented projects for awareness as well as management of ARFH LOPIN-Region 1’s webpage; e-bulletin, social media handle, and online learning community, ensuring that activities delivered are on schedule and to budget standards.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare, edit and publish contents for the ARFH website, ensuring that contents and updates meet acceptable editorial standards
  • Work with relevant State teams/focal persons to identify, highlight and publish ARFH LOPIN-Region 1 and donor success stories, lessons learnt and best practices
  • Work with the media to create publicity and visibility for ARFH LOPIN-Region 1implemented projects at respective locations across the country
  • Manage ARFH LOPIN-Region 1’s public relations, interfacing with media houses and their representatives to ensure appropriate, timely and accurate reporting and publicity of ARFH LOPIN-Region 1 activities
  • Contribute to the development of relevant IEC materials and relevant tools
  • Drive the timely preparation and publication of the ARFH LOPIN-Region 1 quarterly newsletter, with a view to informing ARFH stakeholders and other publics on the strides being made by ARFH in the implementation of OVC care and support.
  • Advise ARFH LOPIN-Region 1 Management on how to improve and better promote the publicity and visibility of ARFH LOPIN-Region 1 implemented activities.
  • The incumbent will play active role in writing of LOPIN-Region 1 annual report as well as Semi-Annual Progress Report (SAPR) and Annual Progress Report (APR).
  • Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefing and visits of media and other special interest groups. Assist in the planning, logistic and administrative arrangements for them.
  • Assist in collaborating with the media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
  • Provide support in website management and related activities.
  • Maintain and update media relations contact list/database. Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media.
  • Recommend appropriate information and communication materials for use in media, and other advocacy and communication activities; recommend the appropriateness, quality and dissemination of printed and audio-visual materials.
  • Follow up on the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., films, videos, audio-visuals, etc.), and oversee the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translations, reviews of layout and graphic design etc.) to meet standards as set out in the Communication Toolkit.
  • Carry out any other tasks as may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in Mass Communication, Journalism or any other relevant degree (a Master’s degree in Communication Arts will be an added advantage)
  • At least five (5) years’ work experience in a similar position, preferably with a non-governmental organization on OVC, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria or any other donor funded program, preferably with significant background in program management.
  • Publishing skills and website management required strongly.

Method of Application

Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to programs@arfh-ng.org on/or before  November 24th , 2017 . Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees including their functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).