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Global Fund Communications and Protocol Officer at The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)Abuja, Nigeria Networking and Tech Support

NACA's mission is to provide an enabling policy environment and stable ongoing facilitation of proactive multi sectoral planning, coordinated implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all HIV/AIDS prevention and impact mitigation activities in Nigeria

Job Summary

  • The Communications and Protocol Officer plays a crucial role in supporting the Project Director in creating, implementing, and managing communication strategies and activities that are vital for program success and positioning NACA for future growth.
  • This role involves engaging with key stakeholders, including federal and state-level government agencies, donor partners, and local implementing partners, to address communication and collaborative learning and action.
  • Additionally, the officer will oversee the management of protocols for the project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of a communication plan and strategy for the grant, in collaboration with the broader NACA communication unit.
  • Define grant-focused communication, documentation, and dissemination strategies in collaboration with the Project Management Unit (PMU).
  • Take the lead in producing content that aligns with communication and positioning objectives. This content can serve to showcase the success of grant implementation or correct any misconceptions through behavioral and perception change. Close coordination with other PMU members is essential, whether through grant activities or related published stories.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders, including the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Sub-Recipients (SR), Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), State Ministry of Health (SMOH), donors, and reputable media outlets regarding communication activities and efforts. Ensure compliance with donor expectations, branding and marking policies, and reporting requirements.
  • Lead the preparation and distribution of regular bulletins and newsletters that cover investments/plans and progress made.
  • Maintain accurate records of meeting minutes, agendas, and attendance, whether in physical or electronic form.
  • Facilitate electronic meetings for the technical units using various electronic media platforms.
  • Arrange venues for physical meetings related to the various grant activities.
  • Actively participate in all grant activities to gather content and cultivate relationships with stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Health, Humanities, or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing communications products and programs, with experience working on donor-funded projects being an advantage.
  • Familiarity with web-based applications and social media communication is a plus.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including a professional level of proficiency in English.
  • Understanding of strategic communications, including leading the development and implementation of strategic communication plans.
  • Strong knowledge of global public health issues, including HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis.
  • Familiarity with emerging communication trends, social media, multi-media and multi-platform storytelling, and web content creation and management. Basic photography and design/layout skills are a plus.
  • Strong editorial skills, including the ability to accurately proofread and review documents for language, layout, and formatting consistency.
  • Ability to work independently on a broad variety of projects.
  • Competence in assessing priorities, managing a variety of complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment, and meeting competing deadlines.
  • Proven ability to participate successfully on teams in a fast-paced environment.

Benefits of Working for RSSH/C19RM Project
This position offerS a number of benefits to its employees, including:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth
  • A chance to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by HIV/AIDS.

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