Friday, 24 March 2017

VACANCY: GRADUATE COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT AT NEXTIER SECURITY ADVISORY

Nextier Security, Peace and Development (NextierSPD), a subsidiary of Nextier Capital Limited, is focused on providing conflict mitigation and resolution strategies, sustainable security stabilisation, community-based peace building initiatives, development project design, and development planning services. Through in-depth research, policy analysis, dialogue processes and a wide range of advisory services, NextierSPD seeks to solve the complex challenges arising from conflict in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communications Assistant

Location: Abuja

Job Description
The Communications Assistant will be responsible for a variety of day-to-day project, clerical and administrative tasks.
They will be expected to help produce high-quality communications materials, help organize press events, contribute to online communications, development of presentations and documents, media monitoring and a variety of communications management tasks.
Additional responsibilities will include planning meetings, scheduling appointments, reviewing documents, preparing agendas, taking meeting meetings, conduct research and provide project management support.
The Communications Assistant will be required to create databases and spreadsheets as well as help prepare reports and presentations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the development and implementation of communications plans and public sensitization campaigns
Assist in planning and organizing high quality/high profile press and Federal Government related events
Draft and edit press releases, blog posts, e-newsletters, infographics, social media content (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and other communication materials
Work with programme members to provide communications support
Track press coverage for priority issues
Track clips and interviews to help gauge success of press events and initiatives
Provide general support and coordination including managing deliverables, the media calendars, etc.
Aid in production of publications, presentations and reports
Respond to other matters as needed and assigned.

Skills and Qualifications
The job requires a highly efficient professional with excellent business writing and editing skills who is comfortable working in a deadline-driven environment as well as high proficiency in Microsoft Office. The Communications Assistant should be very organized, detail-oriented, motivated and proactive.
Candidates must be a versatile team player with the ability to work under pressure and be creative. The position requires a dependable self-starter and ability to multi-task. It is critical that the candidate imbibes high standards in work quality.
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations and/or Communication Studies.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and Power Point
Strong business writing and editing skills
Strong skills in developing Power Point presentations.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their resumes, cover letters and a 500 word short writing sample on the topic “Why is Strategic Communications Important for Government Programme
Implementation” to: careers@nextieradvisory.com with “Communications Assistant” in the subject line.


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