Communication Support Officer – (INGO Forum) At Norwegian Refugee Council

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The Norwegian Refugee Council has around 5000 devoted and competent staff partaking in projects across four continents. Also, NRC manages one of the world’s biggest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be mobilized on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis takes place. They are hiring to fill the following positions described below.

Job Title: Communication Support Officer – (INGO Forum)

Webcruiter ID: 4152665012
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full-time
Employment type: Contract
Percentage of full-time: 100
Commencement: November 2019
Duration: 11 months (One-year renewal)
Reports to: The Communication Support Officer reports to the Senior Information Management Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and ensure the strategic communication of the PLRCP project, including through marketing brochures, project briefs, and updates, stakeholder information sharing. Maintain briefing and information packs as well as other relevant documents for key stakeholders concerning the partnerships and localization project
  • Develop and manage a virtual resource center on the localization section of the NIF website including resources page, progress updates and relevant document uploads, blog posts, and other relevant communication materials. Manage site hits and feedback and ensure user-friendliness and satisfaction.
  • Assist in drafting and design of project updates, policy briefs, and other similar materials. Work with the PLRCP Management team to produce blogs or op-eds for external publications, draft and layout mailings (newsletters, updates) and co-ordinate their review and approval.
  • Creation of multi-media materials for use in the project including photos, short videos, and effective powerpoint presentations.
  • Leads on delivery of digital engagement for the PLRCP with regular updates on the project conducts social media updates and monitoring and develops content for social media platforms including supporting the PLRCP management team on social outreach.
  • Stay informed on political, humanitarian and security contexts, while providing structured updates to the INGO Forum as it relates to localization globally regionally and nationally.
  • Facilitate effective information flow between field-level realities in NE Nigeria and capital-level coordination in Abuja.
  • Engage partners to efficiently compile and update relevant information including a summary of the twinning program, update on modules and resources, engagements with key stakeholders, response to external requests, blog posts related to project and progress updates on project delivery.
  • Participate in project meetings and activities to ensure effective communication materials and the participation and presence of communications throughout all projects and provide feedback to the communications team. Undertake regular visits to the field and consistent liaising with key stakeholders to share relevant information and stay informed.
  • Identify opportunities for communications capacity building for NNGOs, as well as opportunities for INGOs to learn from NNGO practices.
  • Help organize and facilitate workshops and other capacity development, as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and host agency (in this case, NRC) regulations
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy


  • Minimum of Master Degree in Communication; Journalism; Information Management or any relevant field
  • Five-year cognate experience in a similar role within an NGO (local or international) or with a newspaper or research institution.
  • Excellent writing, editing, analytical skills, and design skills as well as an ability to formulate well-targeted strategic documents.
  • Ability to design powerpoint presentations, marketing documents and simple multi-media materials such as videos.
  • Knowledge of the context in Northen Nigeria
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri, knowledge of other local languages in Borno State is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of the international humanitarian/development system and the mandates of the actors involved.

Personal qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling an insecure environment
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council must be able to comply with our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, inclusive, innovative, and accountable.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience in humanitarian settings.
  • Knowledge of and contacts in Nigerian Media.

We Can Offer

  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions of grade level 4 step 1
  • Duty station: Abuja, with frequent travels.

Application Closing Date

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15th November 2019.

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How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should: Click here to apply online


  • Nigerian Nationals Only
  • An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start.
  • Application process and CV registration: Please be aware that you are expected to put in the geographical location for all your past positions while submitting your CV. There is no special field for this detail in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” section for both company and geographical location.

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