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Creative Associates International Recent Employment Opportunity [2 Positions]
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Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. We are recruiting to fill the positions below:
 
Job Title: Communications and Outreach Officer – West Africa Trade and Investment Hub
Location: Abuja
Project Summary
  • The objective of the West Africa Trade and Investment Activity is to improve private sector competitiveness with a focus on increasing the agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria, and promoting West Africa’s regional and international trade

  • The Activity comprises of three main components:

  • Design of a Competitiveness Fund for private sector partnerships;

  • Administration of the Competitiveness Fund to develop private sector partnerships and provide grants; and

  • Technical assistance (TA) that directly supports, coordinates, and organizes qualifying recipients (i.e., partners and grantees) to achieve USAID’s trade and food security objectives.

  • The Trade Hub will contribute to both USAID/Nigeria’s Feed the Future objectives related to increasing the agricultural competitiveness of smallholder farmers in Nigeria as well as USAID/West Africa’s objective to increase broad-based growth and resilience.
Position Summary
  • The Communications and Outreach Officer will be responsible for leading, directing, and managing the public affairs and information operations of a USAID-funded rural livelihoods project in West Africa.
Reporting & Supervision:
  • The Communications and Outreach Officer will report directly to the Operations Manager and work closely with the Senior Communications and Outreach Officer.
Primary Responsibilities
Administration:
  • Support the development and implementation of the comprehensive annual communications plan that aligns with WAHIT’s workplan that achieves the program’s internal and external communications goals;

  • Follow USAID’s Branding and Marking Plan;

  • Assist the Senior Communications and Outreach Officer with activities that promote communication between WAHIT and the West Africa-based USAID Missions, including project content suitable for dissemination on USAID channels;

  • Support the writing and/or editing USAID quarterly reports and other major USAID-required project documents;

  • Provide administrative support to outside consultants (such as translators, photographers, videographers, etc.);

  • Collaborate with HQ Communications team.
Writing & Editing:
  • Identify and propose to the Senior Communications and Outreach Officer suitable stories, photo essays and other content that would appear in the newsletter, website and social media channels;

  • Write assigned success stories, features and briefs for publication in WATIH’s website and other channels, including USAID outlets;

  • Place content on the program’s website, newsletter and social media channels; and

  • Collaborate with HQ Communications to create and disseminate content through Creative’s channels.
Outreach & Events:
  • Work on all communications aspects of events, including promotion, program content for program, registration materials and related items; and

  • Setup, staff and pack up WAHIT exhibits at events.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • A minimum of two (2) years of work experience in Communications or other relevant fields, including journalism or public relations;

  • Experience in social media content production;

  • Language: English required (French helpful); and

  • Strong English writing and editing skills
Desired Skills and Qualification:
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other graphic design programs
 
 
Job Title: Senior Communications and Outreach Officer – West Africa Trade and Investment Hub
Location: Abuja
Project Summary
  • The objective of the West Africa Trade and Investment Activity is to improve private sector competitiveness with a focus on increasing the agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria, and promoting West Africa’s regional and international trade

  • The Activity comprises of three main components:

  • Design of a Competitiveness Fund for private sector partnerships;

  • Administration of the Competitiveness Fund to develop private sector partnerships and provide grants; and

  • Technical assistance (TA) that directly supports, coordinates, and organizes qualifying recipients (i.e., partners and grantees) to achieve USAID’s trade and food security objectives.

  • The Trade Hub will contribute to both USAID/Nigeria’s Feed the Future objectives related to increasing the agricultural competitiveness of smallholder farmers in Nigeria as well as USAID/West Africa’s objective to increase broad-based growth and resilience.
Position Summary

  • The Senior Communications and Outreach Officer will be responsible for leading and managing the public affairs and information operations of a USAID-funded rural livelihoods project in West Africa.
Reporting & Supervision:
  • The Senior Communications and Outreach Officer will report directly to the Operations Manager.  She/he will collaborate and work closely with the Communications and Outreach Officer.
Primary Responsibilities
Planning & Management:

  • Create and implement a comprehensive annual communications plan that aligns with WAHIT’s workplan that achieves the program’s internal external communications goals;

  • Ensure implementation of USAID’s Branding and Marking Plan as contracted;

  • Oversees the program’s website, newsletter and social media channels, providing guidance to the Communications Officer about content;

  • Contract, supervise and/or collaborate with outside consultants (such as translators, photographers, videographers, etc.);

  • Coordinate with implementing partners and host governments with regards to communications activities; and

  • Advise program staff on communications techniques, opportunities and potential challenges when implementing activities in the communities served;

  • Collaborate with HQ Communications team.
USAID Reporting:
  • Promote communication between WATIH and the West Africa-based USAID Missions, including project content suitable for dissemination on USAID channels;

  • Write and/or edit USAID quarterly reports;

  • Provide editorial support (such as editing) for major USAID-required project documents;

  • Support the Chief of Party (COP) in consolidating the project’s reporting requirements; and

  • Ensure that reports are submitted to USAID on a timely fashion;
Writing & Editing:
  • Identify stories, photo essays and other content that would appear in the newsletter and website;

  • Write selected stories for publication in WATIH and other channels; and

  • Collaborate with HQ Communications to create and disseminate content through Creative’s channels.
Outreach & Events:
  • Implement non-written elements of the outreach plan, such as radio and television material; produces posters, signs, displays, media campaigns, etc.;

  • Identify existing industry events suitable for WATIH’s possible participation; and

  • Oversees the communications aspects of WAHIT events.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • A minimum of four (4) years of work experience in Communications or other relevant fields, including journalism or public relations;

  • Experience supporting large project communications departments and activities;

  • Experience in social media management and content production;

  • Experience in developing strategic communications plans;

  • Experience in training and/or mentoring staff;

  • Experience in dealing with media companies/organizations;

  • Language: English required (French helpful); and

  • Strong English writing and editing skills
Desired Skills and Qualification:
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or similar programs

  • Experience with an international aid organization or non-profit helpful
 

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV as one document to: recruit@westafricatih.com using the job position title eg: “Communications and Outreach Officer, Abuja” as the subject of the mail.
Note: Candidates must be Authorized to work full time in Nigeria.
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