Call for Applications: Communications Specialist

The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) in Ibadan, Nigeria is a non-government organisation that is committed to raising global and multi-stakeholder support for green growth in Africa through various programmes and initiatives. Please, see more details about the organisation at www.isnad-africa.org

ISNAD-Africa invites applications for the role of a Communications Specialist role to support her organisational and programme operations.

Roles

  • Overall organisational communications strategy
  • Develop and implement overall digital marketing strategies as well as social media campaigns, including analytics and branding
  • Content creation and community management of online digital networking and convergence platform
  • Engagement with partners and media organisations
  • Audio-visual writing reporting and presentations

Skill Set

Required

  • Excellent and dynamic communications strategist and a community builder
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience as a Social Media Manager (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn) – including analytics and reporting
  • Ability to conduct research and critical thinking for effective content creation and Content SEO
  • Excellent professional presentation and public speaking and writing skills with data and storytelling
  • Excellent proficiency in English language (writing and speaking) is required

Any or a combination of some of the following would added advantage, however, they are not required:

  • Experience on green growth, environment, sustainable development, climate change, nature conservation or other related themes and follows recent trends in this field. This may be waved for well-experienced candidates.
  • Proficiency in French language is an asset
  • Experience or existing relationship with media organisations
  • Proposal writing skill
  • Experience in working with NGOs, policy-related work, media, communications, or administration

Education Requirement

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any discipline is required provided the candidate has the required skill sets above.
  • A minimum of a Second Class (Upper Division) is required. with a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience. ISNAD-Africa values volunteering experience, hence, would be counted as work experience.
  • A second-class lower can be considered with relevant experience.

The position is well suited for an environmental Journalist or an experienced communications specialist focused on environmental issues. An environmental lawyer with good communications skills and experience as a Social Media Manager is particularly well-fitted for the role. However, applicants from other fields are welcome and will be considered.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to engage in sustainable development projects that is focused on green growth (generally environmental projects) that contributes to various sustainable development goals
  • Opportunity to work in an international team on high-impact initiatives for green growth in Africa including partners from international organisations across the globe
  • Opportunity to participate in international and local conferences among other meetings, where necessary
  • In addition to monthly remuneration, exceptional performance will attract additional monthly bonus
  • The role is suited for those who are interested in the Communications as a career path, those who are interested in development field, passionate about green growth or sustainability or interested in working in non-profits.

Location: Ibadan, Nigeria.

Reporting line: Successful applicant will work with team members and report to the Executive Director

Application:

Qualified and interested candidates should send the following as a single file to careers@isnad-africa.org with “Communications for Green Growth” on the subject line:

  1. Resume (Please, include sex and date of birth)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample (e.g. policy briefs, media briefs, reports, published articles, etc)
  4. If available, please include at least one weblink to your audio-visual speech/presentation (not PowerPoint) in your resume – not compulsory

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: Selection will be made on a rolling basis till the position is filled (Qualified and Interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible).

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