Job Location: Calabar, Cross River State
The Specialist on Development Communications will work as the official responsible for managing internal and external communications programs and projects for a state-wide Development Communications project. This will mainly entail managing, documenting and coordinating a team of professionals on strategies, challenges and implementing solutions across a clearly-marked region and population. He/she will also be required to also work with a Faculty of Research & Development, Projects, Strategy & External Relations Consultants.
In this role, he/she will also be expected to identify challenges and hitches in communication flow, initiate client solutions, suggests collaborations where applicable and relevant, and also develop strategies for new target prospects for the client and her subsidiaries.
The DCS shall work under the direct supervision of the Lead Consultant/CEO to carry out all functions specified in this ToR. He/she shall work closely with the other members of staff especially the Projects Consultant (PC).
- Double as Media Liaison or Public Affairs and Communications Officer;
- Maintain the project work plan and calendar whilst providing accurate and updated information on all media platforms, targets and stakeholders etc;
- Plan, write, prepare and/or review press releases, reports and articles to be used in project publications;
- Supervise research, interview, writing, editing and proof-reading of all content for distribution and for electronic and print communication;
- Develop story plans and maintain repository of press releases and articles;
- Prepare and maintain a stakeholder directory as well as conduct periodic information gathering and feedback/liaison activities;
- Provide regular progress reports to Lead Consultant/CEO;
- Carry out such other assignments as required by the company.
Educational and Work Requirements
- A post-graduate degree in Social Sciences, International Relations and/or Communications or preferably with a media or communications background and/or experience
- Consideration will be given to those with a first Degree in Media and communication or social science disciplines
- At least 3 years’ professional work experience in a viable consultancy or thriving business entity
- Should have at least executed/managed one major development communications project from the inception through execution and completion.
- Past experience in business development and project management and communications is an advantage.
- Strong analytical skills and a proven track record of leadership and coordinating teams.
- Should have good:
- Knowledge and experience in project management, strategy/business development and corporate communications
- Computer appreciation skills
- Numeracy and accuracy skills
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Strong ability to organize and prioritize workloads, meet deadlines and targets
- Additionally, the following attributes are essential:
- Strong interpersonal and negotiating ability
- Ability to work as a team member
- Ability to work with little or no supervision
- Impeccable oral and written communication skills
- Inter-personal skills
- Critical thinking & problem solving
- Planning and Organizing
- Performance Focus
- Managing Change
- Communication Skills
- Conflict & Risk Management
- Commercial Orientation
Application should include:
1. An application letter indicating clearly the post applied for
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) clearly indicating requirements referred to above
3. Three recommendations from non-family related referees
4. Copies of:
a. Academic transcripts
b. Reference of work experience
Please send all applications to email@example.com on or before September 15, 2012.
The government of Nigeria’s removal of fuel subsidy on petroleum products (Premium Motor Spirit) – through her regulatory agency, Petroleum Product and Regulatory Agency (PPRA) on January 1, 2012 – increased the unit cost from 65.00 NGN (0.40 USD) to 143.00 NGN (0.90 USD). This development came on the heels of a declaration of State of Emergency in some parts of the Northern Region on December 31 after weeks of terrorism and sporadic bomb blasts mainly in churches and other public spaces.
In the official release which read, ‘Following extensive consultation with stakeholders across the nation, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) wishes to inform all stakeholders of the commencement of formal removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), in accordance with the powers conferred on the agency by the law establishing it, in compliance with Section 7 of PPPRA Act, 2004’. Whilst the proposed policy promises sustainable development across all sectors of the economy, observers criticize the capacity and political will of the government to meet this promise after many decades of bad leadership and institutionalized corruption.
ThistlePraxis Research examines the effects of this policy on Nigeria’s economy beyond the sudden inflation that already plagues the system, and the implications for Sustainable Development in a report, Subsidizing Sustainable Development: The Nigerian Case Study to be published in two (2) weeks.
We invite you to contribute to this report by answering the following questions:
1. What is your opinion about the fuel subsidy removal in Nigeria?
2. What will be the short term effects of the policy on your work?
3. How do you envisage the long term effects of the policy on your company and your employment?
4. What are your expectations from: government and your employer(s)?
5. What measures, if any will you take in cushioning the effects of the policy for your social and professional life?
Want to contribute?
Send your inputs to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) is a non-profit leadership and capacity development Foundation committed to building generations of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and for making a difference in the world.
TBLF, in partnership with Search & Groom Youth Development Centre and ThistlePraxis Consulting, is pleased to announce its Community Connect Football for Youth Leadership Programme. By leveraging on the wide acceptance of sports as a means of social campaign, harmony and community regeneration, the programme will use the game of FOOTBALL to teach Leadership and Fair Play skills for personal and community development.
To serve as a means of reaching young people and tackling social exclusion
– Encourage female participation in leadership through sports
– Support and increase level of economic literacy amongst youths within the state
– For unemployed youths (men and women) to be identified and supported as an integral part of the community and change misperception.
– To offer a grooming platform for young people with career aspirations in football
Who can Participate?
* Young Person (male of female) aged 16-13
* Passionate about sports, especially football
*Ready to participate in a football tournament
*Can commit to a 3 week training exercise
How to Participate?
Register at designated venues:
– MONTY SUITES, Behind Zone 6 Headquaters, Calabar
– Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project (PPFN COMPLEX), 89 Uwanse Street, Calabar
-Softnet Techonlogies, Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar
– Livinco Electricals LTD, Murtala Mohammed Highway, Calabar
– FotoStudio, First Floor, 10 M. Mohammed Highway Way, Calabar
– Cross River State Football Association office, UJ Esuene Stadium,Calabar
-Kenny’s fried Kitchen, Ekpo Abasi Street, Calabar
– American Corner, Women Development Centre, Parliamentary Road, Calabar
– Lizzy’s Beauty Touch, 12 Mount Zion Road Caabar.
Outstanding participants will be selected to participate at the 2012 Homeless World Cup Finals in Mexico!
REGISTRATION/PARTICIPATION IS FREE!!!
For partnership and sponsorship enquiries please contact: Emilia on 08136611906 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on registration and participation contact Ade on 08028299568 or Esther on 08055089694