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Communication Intern at Christian Aid

Christian AidAbuja, Nigeria Software Development
Full Time
Home to more than 160 million people, Nigeria has the largest population and the second largest economy in Africa, and has a major influence on the continent’s political agenda. However, Nigeria has a history of political instability, corruption and mismanagement of public resources, and has recently seen religious and ethnic conflict. As a result, more than half of Nigeria's population still live in poverty. Despite four peaceful transitions of power since a return to civilian rule in 1999, Nigeria’s politics continue to be characterised by patronage, ineffective opposition, low voter turnout and voting along ethnic and religious lines. Most of Nigeria’s wealth is held by a tiny economic and political elite and many people feel powerless to challenge the current system, campaign for their rights or hold their g

About the role

The role holder will support specific social and behaviour change needs within the country programme, through ensuring the integration of key SBCC elements such as formative research and participatory approaches, including message design and development to increase the participation of community members in the solutions. The role holder identifies and shares the best stories, and case studies that show how Christian Aid Nigeria and its partners are changing the lives of the poor and marginalized through its humanitarian programming. The role writes, edit, commissions a varied mix of content including case studies, interviews, blogs, photos, and films in line with CA’s communication guidelines and contributes to the implementation of the country programme’s communication strategy.

About you

  • You should have the education to a degree level or equivalent in Mass Communication, social science, or its equivalent, good editorial skills, high proficiency in written/spoken English, and the ability to translate complexities into material that is compelling, jargon-free, and accessible.
  • You should have significant working experience in a similar position with an INGO, excellent time and project management skills, coupled with a high level of multi-tasking and situational awareness with a basic understanding of document and database management.
  • You should be proficient with all MS applications- Intermediate to advanced level, with substantial knowledge of supporting programmes and programme staff in international and national agencies.
  • You should have good interpersonal and communication skills and experience working with project management software

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