Graduate Communications Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons in 40 countries across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future.

We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Communications Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Specifications:

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Contract Type: National Contract
Availability: ASAP

Job Description:

  • DRC is seeking the services of a committed and competent Communications Officer to join DRC’s Quality Assurance Unit. Interested persons will be reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager.
  • The Communications Officer will work to increase local, national and international understanding of DRC’s work and role in Nigeria through high-quality communications products developed in line with DRC guidelines, donor commitments, protection principles and ethical standards.

Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the QAM, develop, implement, and monitor a communication and visibility plan to facilitate better understanding among partners, donors, beneficiaries and host communities, media, the general public, and government stakeholders of DRC Nigeria’s work and role;
  • Update DRC Nigeria’s Communications Strategy on an annual basis;
  • Write, edit and produce communication products promoting the contribution of DRC Nigeria to the crisis response;
  • Undertake field visits to produce creative and engaging communications products to raise awareness of the crisis in northeast Nigeria and the humanitarian response efforts of DRC;
  • Maintain and update DRC Nigeria country profile documents, fact sheets, and presentations for external audiences;
  • Engage with NIF Communications Working Group and other relevant working groups and networks to ensure DRC representation and participation;
  • Ensure timely publication and distribution of media content on the DRC Nigeria country webpage, DRC Nigeria Twitter account and HQ managed accounts;
  • Ensure all DRC and donor visibility requirements and communications commitments are met;
  • Provide training on communications and visibility to DRC Nigeria staff to improve contributions to communications initiatives and staff understanding of DRC and donor guidelines;
  • Ensure there is appropriate age and gender awareness and considerations in all DRC Nigeria communications;
  • Ensure all public multimedia materials have the necessary consent forms on file;
  • Advise DRC Nigeria staff on media, public information, awareness raising and visibility issues in line with DRC and donor guidelines, protection principles and ethical standards;
  • Contribute communications inputs to proposal development based on donor guidelines;
  • In coordination with Supply Chain, maintain and update framework agreements related to visibility products;
  • Provide support to QAM and SMT on media request and interview opportunities;
  • In coordination with the QAM, liaise with DRC West Africa regional office and headquarters communications focal points as required; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned including support to other components of the Quality Assurance Unit.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least 1 year of professional experience working in journalism or related field such as media / public relations
  • Excellent writing, editing and communications skills in English required
  • Advanced skill in graphic design, web, social media and video production evidenced by a portfolio of communications products produced by the candidate;
  • Demonstrated experience in training and coaching;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively in a multi-cultural environment with competing priorities, tight deadlines, and in a complex emergency context; and,
  • Ability to live and work in an insecure and high stress environment.
  • Willingness to travel to other DRC base in Nigeria

Education

  • University degree in a relevant field such as English, social sciences, public relations, journalism, communications or similar;
  • Certification or equivalent professional experience in graphic design, web, social media and video production, or similar.

Desirable:

  • Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies
  • Experience working with displaced populations.
  • Good understanding of the context in Northeast Nigeria

DRC as an Employer:
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Salary and Conditions

  • In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment. The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate for “Communications Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)” should click the APPLY HERE button below.

Note

  • Applications sent / received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.
  • DRC Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.
  • DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
  • The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

Deadline: June 7, 2021

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