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Short-Term Media and Communications Specialist at Adam Smith International – Kano / Lagos

Adam Smith International is an award-winning global company that delivers impact, value and lasting change through economic growth and government reform. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments.

Adam Smith International has a strong corporate presence globally, with 146 current projects across 49 countries and over 1,000 staff and associates. Headquartered in London, our regional offices are based in Africa (Nairobi, Abuja and Pretoria), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and South Asia (Delhi), with numerous registered offices across Africa and Asia.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Short-Term Media and Communications Specialist

Location: Kano / Lagos
Position Type: Full-Time

Areas of Responsibility

  • The Media and Communications Advisor is expected to work in close collaboration with the RISA-KECC technical team and partners.
  • S/He would be responsible for the execution of the project’s communication component.
  • Essentially, this entails keeping track and ensuring that all activities carried out are fully captured and well-curated, thus, information is effectively delivered to internal and relevant external stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Managing and providing support for the execution of RISA-KECC’s communications component in line with the implementation work plan.
  • Managing and utilizing RISA-KECC’s communications platforms to facilitate strategic and effective communications between the project and its stakeholders
  • Ensuring the regular dissemination of the project’s profile and activities, knowledge products, events, mobilization, recruitment, etc.
  • Developing communication plans for events
  • Ensuring the organization’s branding clarity and consistency
  • Developing, writing, copyediting, and sourcing content for RISA-KECC traditional and social media platforms
  • Developing content, writing, and copyediting press releases and news articles for RISA-KECC newsletters
  • Assisting in developing RISA-KECC periodic reports (quarterly, semi-annual, annual) and other project communications documents
  • Working with translators to translate knowledge and communications products
  • Managing visual documentation of project activities and events
  • Assisting in media liaison
  • Providing effective administrative and logistics support to the project in compliance with ASI policies and strategies;
  • Coordinate the arrangement of appointments and meetings, including the compilation of briefing and presentation materials, speeches, ground information and documentation;
  • Provide administrative support to the organization of conferences, workshops and retreats as required

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
The Media and Communications Expert’s performance will be measured using the KPIs below

  • Time: Submission of deliverables and reports strictly on the deadline assigned.
  • Effectiveness: Implementing work plans and project interventions to meet set requirements and specifications.
  • Relationship and collaboration with the stakeholders/team: This will measure the degree of clarity and simplicity in communicating messages and information, temperament and behaviour under pressure, interpersonal relationship and professionalism in the performance of tasks.

Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in donor-funded programs with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or other related studies
  • At least 5 years of experience in communications management of a medium to large donor-funded programme.
  • Good understanding of media and stakeholder liaison and engagement strategies
  • Demonstrated high proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work with a graphic designer
  • Experience with FCDO-funded programmes
  • Proficiency with the use of digital productivity tools (MS Office and Collaborative apps).

Key Competencies:

  • Highly innovative and proactive with an ability to perform an efficient systems gap analysis
  • Proven ability to cover High-Level Engagements and Networks around Key Government Stakeholders and Industry Leaders.
  • Results-oriented professional with evidence of good and effective development of communication skills
  • Proficient in argument synthesis and review, including using research and evidence-based outcomes for literature and reporting
  • Proven capacity to support monitoring and results measurement
  • Ability to prepare evidence into actionable reports that communicate with the high level public (national/sub-national) and organized private sector
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • Proven People and stakeholder information management skills
  • Highly skilled in the use of old and new media.
  • Linkages with relevant media organizations.

Application Closing Date
31st May, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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