Communication Advisor at Plan International


Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War. Langdon-Davies conceived the idea of a personal relationship between a child and a sponsor – a model that puts the child at the centre, and remains the core of what we do. Today, Plan International is a global organisation that is active in over 70 countries to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. Who We Are We work with communities around the world to end the cycle of poverty for children. We work with communities around the world to end the cycle of poverty for children. Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is a nearly $800 million organization often ranked among the top 10 international development agencies by reputation, size and scope. We work side-by-side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children, developing solutions to ensure long-term sustainability. Our level of community engagement, long-term outlook and constant focus on the needs and priorities of children is unique among international development organizations. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities for generations to come and range from clean water and health care programs, to education projects and child protection initiatives. Community by community, Plan works to promise futures that are worthy of all children’s potential. Our Vision Our vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Our Mission Plan strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of vulnerable children in developing countries by: Enabling children, their families and their communities to meet basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies; Fostering relationships to increase understanding and unity among peoples of different cultures and countries; and Promoting the rights and interests of the world’s children.

  • Experience 5 years
  • Location Abuja

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE

The position is a strategic communication role, providing technical guidance on promotion of organisation’s brand, activities, or products. Will, in conjunction with the rest of the communication team, work to ensure that the brand remains in the consciousness of its clients and target audience. The consultant will also support capacity building of staff in brand awareness, create enriched employee training materials.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop, implement and update, as needed, a Strategic Social Media Strategy and Action Plan.
  • Support the development of external communications including, but not limited to, success stories, reports, and other materials that communicate project’s lessons and successes over the years.
  • Manage the organisation’s online presence by producing good content and analysing usage data.
  • Monitor SEO and web traffic metrics
  • Communicate with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner and monitor reviews.
  • Supervise production of multi-media products, including social media presence enhancing products for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok etc.
  • Generate, edit, publish and share engaging content daily (e.g. original text, photos, videos and news.
  • Develop messages with high levels of planning and research of audience behaviours and perceptions to enhance the achievement of the organisation’s ambitions.
  • Generate new ideas, concepts and techniques to make use of the social media in the organisation more effective.
  • To provide a public relation function by supporting the Policy, Research and Influencing Manager in building and maintaining contacts for Plan International Nigeria within entertainment, celebrity and political circles in order to promote the work and strategic aims of the organisation.
  • Assist the Communications Advisor in preparing presentations and investment content for print and electronic media.
  • Do constant analysis of and profiling of the organisation’s clients and audiences for a deep understanding of their information needs and best means of meeting them.
  • Coordinate Country Office level actions targeted at global and strategic moments.
  • Develop marketing and promotional content for the media and the web.
  • In conjunction with the Head on Human Resources and the IT Unit maintain organisation internal communications and intranet.
  • Support the Plan International’s emergency response team to ensure that the country programme’s strategies and situation reports have clear advocacy objectives and strategies, and indicators for assessing the impact of Plan’s advocacy work.

TECHNICALITIES EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • At least five years’ experience working as strategic communications specialist in INGO environment.
  • Good oral communication/presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, including ability to find, absorb, analyse and prioritise information from many different sources.
  • Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines, with competing priorities and minimal supervision
  • Should have excellent communication skills and be able to express our Plan International’s views creatively.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work in multi-national, multi-cultural teams
  • Ability to do analysis of organization communication, demographic analysis, understand modern communication styles and the ability to craft messaging for a global audience.
  • Proven experience of strategy development
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Computer literate and well-versed in basic software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).

Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities. Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Plan International on jobs.plan-international.org to apply

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