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Branch Communications and PMEAL Officer, Yobe needed at Nigerian Red Cross Society

Job title : Branch Communications and PMEAL Officer, Yobe

Job Location : Yobe

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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JOB PURPOSE

  • Under the supervision of the Branch Secretary, with technical support of Head of PMER and Communication, the Branch Communications and PMEAL will be responsible for ensuring that the Branch and Divisions have high visibility and promotes the RCRC Movement Fundamental Principles. The position is also responsible to ensure effective planning, monitoring and reporting on the activities being implemented by the Branch. 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Branch Communications and PMEAL Officer has the following responsibilities:
  • Design and develop the Branch plan for communication, sensitization and awareness sessions/activities
  • In liaison with program focal persons, clearly document, visually and short stories on activities implemented at the Branch
  • Disseminate the NRCS communications policy and provide guidelines at the Branch level regarding engagement with stakeholders and media
  • Assist the Branch Secretary in developing relevant and timely communication and engagement with media
  • Working with PMEAL and Communication Heads, establish a functional community Engagement and Accountability framework, with a clear complaints and feedback mechanism
  • Coordinate and implement regular dissemination activities with volunteers, communities and partners
  • Ensure increased visibility for the Branch and manage Branch Social media accounts (where applicable)
  • In consultation with the NHQ, develop and distribute key messages on NRCS to divisions and school units.
  • Support the Branch Secretary in coordination and preparation of the Branch Annual Plan
  • Conduct regular monitoring and updates on projects and upload the information on the existing PMEAL tools.
  • Disseminate Operation Communication Program inclusion of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), the principles and values of the Movement. 
  • Ensure Communication focal points at Divisions level are equipped with Operation Communication Knowledge and has necessary tools and resource to implement. 
  • Establish good collaboration and cooperation with other Branch Colleagues. 

DUTIES APPLICABLE TO ALL STAFF

  • Actively work towards the achievement of the NRCS goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross Fundamental Principles and NRCS Statutes
  • Show capacity to assist other members of staff and management, aptitude for maintaining cooperation and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by Line Manager

Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in public relations affairs, project management or relevant qualification
  • Minimum of 3years’ experience in communications and journalism

Skills and Competencies

Essential

  • Good leadership and accountability skills
  • Strong judgment and ability to identify and analyse problems and to think strategically to anticipate, interpret and develop strategic responses to issues
  • Ability to persuade, influence, negotiate, manage and sustain effective, successful strategic relationships both internally and externally
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office tools
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable

  • Good knowledge of the work of the Red Cross in Nigeria and the State
  • Experience in Programme design and management
  • Experience in Volunteer Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of project management, emergency and public health management, humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the society’s articulated vision for change.
  • Ability to initiate and manage change and align programmes to the strategic plan.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and resolve differences and conflicts.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Articulate when communicating, and a curious and effective listener
  • Ability to protect the reputation of NRCS through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
  • High ethical standards and honesty in handling the organizational resources and zero tolerance to corruption
  • Culturally sensitive, globally minded and showing respect to the views and opinions of others
  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

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