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Communications Officer (Long term Consultancy) at Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH)

Vacant for Long Term Consultants at Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH)

Position: Communications Officer (Long term Consultancy) – 4 Positions

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the ideal candidate will work within PACFaH teams to develop and operationalize the health advocacy communication plan and social media strategy of PACFaH partner NGOs. S/he will develop and maintain relationships with journalists and media outlets; monitor media; advise on reactive media opportunities; develop and pitch proactive media opportunities; and write and distribute media releases and op-eds. The ideal candidate will also develop online communication materials including video content; maintain oversight of Partners’ website, including updating relevant information; contribute to the development and delivery of communication strategies for events, forums and policy submissions; and develop and implement PACFaH’s advocacy strategies campaigns, in consultation with the Manager Policy and Communications.

Requirements for the position

The ideal candidate will have a first degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, English Language. For one of the four available positions, Pharmacists with relevant communication skills and related experience are also invited to apply. A minimum of 3 years- experience copywriting, proofreading, developing and communicating the core messages of a public health, social sector or gender programs in past projects. Post graduate qualifications in the social sector will be a distinct advantage.

Application procedure

Successful candidates will be engaged on a consultancy basis for a 6 month renewable period. Experts with relevant experience in confirmed position are encouraged to take up this opportunity on secondment, sabbatical or no-paid leave for the initial 6 month period. Duty post – Abuja with 10%-15% travel. Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a CV and application letter to the email address: pacfah.recruit@gmail.com on or before 30th October 2016. Salaries are competitive and women are especially encouraged to apply.


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