Media Officer - Promoting and Protecting Freedom of Religion and Belief in Nigeria (FoRB)

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2022
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Position SummaryA professional, motivated, and creative Media Officer who will be responsible for the creation, co-creation of multimedia products, capacity-building, relationship-building and organizing offline/online meetings under the project. The position holder will support the project team in their planning and implementation of the project. S/he will supervise the production, publicity, outreach and closely monitor the broadcast of multimedia products. S/he will work under the direct supervision of the National Media Specialist and will work closely with the Design, Monitoring and Evaluation team, and other project team members.

Roles and Responsibilities

    • Support the National Media Specialist in co-designing and managing media outreach activities with regards to Promoting and Protecting Freedom of Religion and Belief in Nigeria (FoRB);
    • Support the Media Specialist in planning and training of journalists on Common Ground Approach to address FoRB related conflicts;
    • Support the National Media Specialist in establishing a Common Ground Journalism (CGJ) Forum in the geographical points of the project;
    • Ensures all activities are conducted in accordance with Search policies and donor rules and regulations
    • Nurture positive relationships with media partners and consultants on the project;
    • Support media partners in their planning, production, publicity, outreach and broadcast of multimedia products;
    • Develop activity work plans, media production and broadcast plans and strategies;
    • Provide necessary support to the Communications team to manage social media profiles relating to the project, including publishing and distributing content, running campaigns and monitoring progress;
    • Support the Communications team in organizing online meetings with stakeholders on the project;
    • Support the Media Manager and Grants Coordinator to prepare Terms of Reference and Contracts for the media partners and staff assigned;
    • Oversee and ensure the quality of the production of the media products and provide constructive feedback to the production team;
    • Keep track of media logs, monitor the broadcast of the media products and provide regular feedback to the service providers;
    • Coordinate with the program teams to integrate program messages into media programming streams;
    • Track and document organization’s news coverage through online and traditional sources;
    • Develop relations with media actors and assist in mobilizing media for events where necessary;
    • Provide monitoring data to the DM&E manager and share success stories and impact stories as a result of media products;
    • Support the DMEL team before, during and after the media channel mapping and listenership survey
    • Provide media reports and documentation and share progress, challenges, and lessons learned to support the Project Manager to write periodic progress reports;
    • Perform any other task as may be assigned by the supervisor.


        • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in multimedia production, digital skills, journalism, communication, development communications or a related area;

          Required Experience

            • At least 2-3 years of experience in media production/design and coordinating multimedia programs;
            • Experienced in creating multimedia formats such as audio/visual, animation, photography, online and traditional etc. to engage an audience;
            • Ability to communicate in local languages will be a big advantage;
            • Past experience in promoting and protecting freedom of religion and belief in Nigeria (FoRB) through multimedia approaches will be an added advantage;
            • Significant experience designing and conducting training courses in journalism and media;
            • Track record in delivering effective media/communications/advocacy strategies in support of campaigns and advocacy programmes;
            • A reasonable level of monitoring and evaluation knowledge is also required

              Other Relevant Requirements

                • Understand key opportunities in Nigerian media markets and a thorough understanding of requirements of different kinds of media i.e. Digital/Online, Print, TV and Radio
                • A good understanding of target audience, intended outcome programming, behavior change communications, and edutainment approaches;
                • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
                • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills.Note: This position is only open to Nigerian nationals. This position will close on 30th September 2022. To apply: Interested candidates should send the following to our Career Portal.Current resume Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date) Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website: ​for full details of our work.As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website for full details of our work. All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity - Tenacity - Empathy - Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest, and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth, and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults. Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. View our code of conduct here and our privacy policy here.Les descriptifs de pouvant ne pouvant être exhaustifs, le titulaire du poste pourra être amené à entreprendre d'autres tâches qui correspondent globalement aux responsabilités clés ci-dessus.Seuls les candidats invités à un entretien seront contactés. Pas d'appels téléphoniques s'il vous plaît. Veuillez consulter notre site Web pour tous les détails de notre mission.Tous les employés de Search doivent adhérer aux valeurs de Search : Collaboration- Audace - Ténacité - Empathie - Résultats. Conformément à ces valeurs, Search fait respecter le code de conduite et les politiques connexes sur la lutte contre le harcèlement au travail, la protection contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection des enfants, les conflits d'intérêts et la lutte contre la fraude. Search s'engage à préserver les intérêts, les droits et le bien-être des enfants, des jeunes et des adultes vulnérables avec lesquels elle est en contact et à mener ses programmes et ses opérations d'une manière qui soit sûre pour les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes vulnérables.Search for Common Ground ne fait pas et ne doit pas faire de discrimination fondée sur la race, la couleur, la religion (croyance), le sexe, l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale (ascendance), le handicap, l'état matrimonial, l'orientation sexuelle ou le statut militaire, dans aucune de ses activités ou opérations.Consultez notre code de conduite ici et notre politique de confidentialité ici.

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