Media and Communications Officer (Closed)

Date: 2016-06-20
Team/Function: Media and Communications Officer
Location: Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria


Youth Alive Foundation is a non-governmental organization that seeks to play a part in facilitating a just, equitable and progressive society in which young people can have access to social and economic opportunities and protect their basic human and political rights. Due to expanding work scope and increased project activities, we now have vacancies for the following positions.

1.      MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Location: Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Responsibilities include:
  1. Develop, implement and evaluate media strategy in consultation with the publicity/outreach coordinator 
  2. Coordinate and support YAF press activities
  3. Responsible for Publications – Design, printing and final edit.
  4. Assist in managing and promoting events
  5. Taking overall responsibility for developing and disseminating press releases working closely with staff members
  6. Taking overall responsibility to write short articles/news stories on third sector media about YAF projects and policy positions
  7. Assist with the collation of news cuttings and evaluation of PR campaigns.
  8. Assist with the briefing of the staff team around news stories which are expected to prompt enquiries
  9. Act as first point of contact for YAF for all media related inquires
  10. Developing media contacts/links and media database for YAF; actively build relationships with key media people influencers to raise YAF profile
  11. Prepare and supervise the production of branded promotional materials e.g. brochures, pull-up stands, business cards, website and email designs, promotional videos and multimedia programmes

Education
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in Communications or Media related courses.
  • Knowledge and experience
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in Communications or Media related fields.

Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Very keen in details
  • Fluency in written English
  • Ability to work independently
Closing Date: 22nd of July, 2016
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume and application letter to Mercy Daniels at yafnet1@gmail.com.